We had the good fortune of connecting with Dawn Gallagher and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dawn, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I am from Buffalo, New York and from a family of 10. I grew up loving nature, swimming in lakes, climbing trees and surrounded with animals. We did not have much but what we did have was plenty and I really loved my family. I think what impacted me the most was my family history or entrepreneurs. My Grandfather and my father were entrepreneurs and my mother was an artist so I guess you can say I inherited both a business mind and a creative mind. I got lucky because most people typically have one or the other. My father and mother worked very hard and I was always taught that if you wanted something you have to go after it. You also have to take risks and even if you fail you learn from your mistakes. I have taken that advice into the career I have today. I have had many setbacks along the way but I always get back up, dust myself off and try again. This has lead me to do great things and have an amazing career.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a content creator and I love to get my message to the masses so that’s why I created my own Youtube channel and social media platforms. I think what sets me apart is that I started all this when I turned 50 years old when everyone told me that it was impossible to get any kind of following at my age. I now have over 4 million views on my YouTube channel and growing. I have a particular niche and that and I wanted women to feel that they were beautiful at any age. Beauty is ageless and it’s and inside job. I also wanted women to know that the second half of their life can be better than ever. It’s not game over, it’s game on! I get so excited when I read my comments when I post a video that are so positive. Many women tell me that I have changed their lives and gave them hope and a new sense of purpose again. It is not easy posting and creating video everyday as not everyone is going to like your content. I learned to take risks and never give up. I have decided that no matter what I have an important message and that was to bust the myth that a women’s value is based on her youth and beauty. I am living proof and living my best life everyday. I am so grateful for my career and that the 2nd half is truly better than ever!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in New York City in downtown Tribeca. There is never a dull moment in NYC and even if it’s people watching you will never be bored! Now that we are in a pandemic if anyone does come to NYC it is mostly walks in the parks and outdoor restaurants. Once the pandemic is over it would be going back to some of my favorite haunts like the Met Museum, catching a Broadway show, eating at the Top of the Rock and my favorite live music clubs on Bleeker street. I always tell people to find these really cute little streets in the west village or Soho to find the best hidden gems of boutique stores and quaint restaurants.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shoutout to a few people! To Universe Publishing that took a risk and published both of my best selling books even though I was not famous. To my manager Alexandra Boos for always being supportive and encouraging my career forward. My family for believing in me.
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