She's a BTLM activist, model and actress. Today, we sat down with Gia herself to talk owning your identity and putting yourself first.
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"It was when I understood that prioritizing ones self does not mean neglecting others that I could truly carve out time for myself to put my joy at the forefront of my experiences."
What’s your advice to someone struggling to let their identity shine?
I would say to simply be yourself no matter what, but that is not as easy as it sound. I think it's important to know that there is community for everyone in this world. There are people they will uplift and celebrate you for who you are. If it's not possible to find those people physically, using the internet to get in touch with community will provide with the support you need.
Looking at how far you’ve come, what’s one thing you would have told your past self?
Dreams can come true with hard work and staying course. As an adult bevelling that has allowed me to show grace to my younger self.
Being who you are has allowed you to meet and connect with so many new people whilst maintaining such a fast paced lifestyle. How do you take a step back and prioritise yourself?
It is those moments when I am sitting alone thinking about myself that I realize and affirm how important it is to put myself first. I've spent so much time putting people needs before my own and that didn't serve me well. I had to try something different. It was when I understood that prioritizing ones self does not mean neglecting others that I could truly carve out time for myself to put my joy at the forefront of my experiences.
We love an inspiring boss babe here at Curvy Kate! What has been your favourite personal achievement?
My favourite personal achievement has without a doubt been my trans gender experience and journey. It has taught me resilience and strength in the greatest sense.