In our "Boss Bitch" series, we'll be interviewing women we find inspiring- whether they be CEO's or simply girls with big dreams
It's not everyday that you find someone quite like Gabby Holloway (@corn.ish on IG). She exemplifies the word unique in every sense of her being: in her clothes, her vocal style, and her overall authentic and quirky vibe. We decided to interview her not only for her eccentric fashion and music, but also for her strong feminist beliefs. She's a small town girl, just like us, but she's determined to become so much more. Without further ado, here's our interview with the unapologetic Gabby Holloway.
What inspires you?
G: I am constantly being inspired, and many times, it’s by the simplest items. I’ve recently been inspired by rocks and their shapes. As an artist, I enjoy to create pieces out of organic items, so I am always observing nature and natural objects. As far as fashion, I get inspired by both objects and people. Reese Blutstein and Courtney Trop are two individuals that I am always gaining inspiration from.
What is the main purpose of your account/brand?
G: The main purpose of my account is to simply inspire. I am from a small town in Alabama, where individuality is discouraged. For years, I struggled with expressing myself because of it. I want to be that person that I didn’t have growing up to those facing similar challenges. I want to share my creativity and talents with the world. Ultimately, I want to be genuine, organic, and inspiring.
What is something you love deeply about yourself?
G: I love that I love. I am so passionate about the world and the people it holds. People motivate me, and without them, I’d be nothing.
What’s some advice you have for girls revolving around confidence?
G: You are a queen, and no one can take your crown away from you.
What makes you feel confident?
G: The people I surround myself with, the things I create, and my style make me feel confident. My talents & passions make me feel confident.
What have you had to overcome that’s made you who you are?
G: I’ve had to overcome a number of items in my life, one being my sexuality. I struggled with my sexuality for a large portion of my life. Growing up in a place where homosexuality is foreign and looked down upon, it was quite difficult for me to understand the attractions I had towards females. As I grew up, I discovered that being attracted to the same sex is not something than I alone was facing. But even then, I did not feel as if I could express it, so I didn’t. I felt that my feelings were invalid, so I tried eliminating them. I even went as far as dating males. I was punishing myself, and I hated it. Eventually, once I got out of high school and into college, I realized that being gay really is okay. I began owning who I was and expressing it to the world. Now, I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, and I try to put myself in a position to help individuals like my former self.
Who are your biggest inspirations?
G: My biggest fashion inspirations are Reese Blutstein (@double3xposure) & Courtney Trop (@alwaysjudging). Like me, they don’t have a specific style. Their style is constantly changing, and they’re constantly telling beautiful stories through what they wear and how they wear it. My friends and family also inspire me; however, it is in a totally different way. They inspire me to never stop doing what I’m doing.
What’s your beauty/fashion go to?
G: I have a tendency to wear clothing items backwards and/or inside out. So when in doubt, I simply just turn it around or inside out.
What would you say is the best thing about you?
G: The best thing about me is my drive and passion. My ultimate goal is to be successful. To me, success means being happy, comfortable, and full, and because I hold such a deep passion for this, I know that I can achieve it.
What is feminism to you?
G: Feminism to me means being pure in who I am & in my actions. It means supporting myself and those around me. It means rooting for each other and growing together.