In Conversation with Gaby Arow

What are you working on?

My freelance publicist work has slowed down due to the pandemic nonetheless I’ve been focusing on getting coverage for my artist Naira Marley. We recently teamed up with a live event company to put on an online concert

What has coronavirus made you miss more than anything?

I miss traveling, I miss nights out with my friends and just being able to leave the house without feeling guilty lol.

Has anything inspired you whilst isolating/social distancing?

Definitely, I think when you constantly hear about lives being lost it inspires you to live your life to the fullest and really go after your heart’s desires.

Besides the virus itself, what do you think people will remember about this time in 10 years?

​I think people will remember how we came together to support one another… and how all the festivals were cancelled…!

Why do you do what you do?

Because I enjoy it, I love work that doesn’t feel like work.

What are your daily work habits?

I love to snack and take trash reality TV breaks.

What’s the best job decision you ever made?

​So far, it’s been going freelance as I’ve been able to work flexibly. Hopefully, now employers will see that even full-time staff can work outside the office and the quality of work can remain the same.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

​I wanted to be an actor. I actually went to drama. I don’t mean to brag but I was in the same class as Letitia Wright!

What would your dream project or collab be?​

I would love to work on a campaign with Rihanna’s Fenty brand

What cause are you passionate about?

​I’m passionate about racial equality and putting an end to police brutality. We’ve all seen what’s happened to George Floyd and many others.

Who would you most like to share a meal with?

​Anthony Joshua… my future husband and father of my children!

What’s your favourite word or saying?

​I have so many… right now it’s a saying from a viral African meme “Tough times never last, only tough people last”