Artist & activist Gabrielle Richardson stars in our latest campaign. We’re super inspired by her mission to shine a light on marginalised artists.
With her friends, she created an online platform to showcase the work of inspirational artists. Residing in New York, she enjoys writing, hiking and runs free art classes for children in Brooklyn. Gabby feels most empowered when she’s sharing her artistic creations with the world.
Gabby’s morning routine starts with the usual suspects; waking up after a solid eight hour sleep, showering & brushing her teeth… but it always ends with FaceTime. The morning we spoke, she had already video chatted to her Mum, her roommates and a friend. The self confessed FaceTime addict places a huge importance on keeping connected with those close to her.
“I feel most empowered when I can create & share my creations with the world. Whether it’s creating art, or facilitating an event or workshop, when I can create an environment and bring other people into it and share what I’ve made.”
SHINING A LIGHT ON INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS:
“Our tag line is Art Hoe Collective for us, by us. We are a group of queer, black, femme artists and we’re making so much work and we realized that there are so many artists with the same narrative as us. There was so much talent that was being untapped so we wanted to create a platform to have it seen and be acknowledged.”
ON WORKING OUT:
“My favourite workout is walking. I’m a big walker. In New York City, I walk everywhere. There’s so much you can see.”
THE WOMAN WHO INSPIRES HER…
“A woman who inspires me is Solange. She’s very vocal about her feelings and her experience and she doesn’t try to coddle people with ugly truths, whether it’s about society or about herself and I love her for that.”
WISDOM SHE’D LIKE TO PASS ON…
“Life is not always going to work out the way you planned it and sometimes that’s a really beautiful thing.”
You can find her on Instagram as @fridacashflow.