Gabby’s Louisville (7.25.22) – Louisville Magazine

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Here are Gabrielle “Gabby” Demeary’s answers. Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022

Since March 2020, what has Louisville lost?

“His sparkle.”

Since March 2020, what have you lost?

“Myself at one point. My job. Now I work in a restaurant and I’m a beauty content creator.

Since March 2020, what have you earned?

“A new version of myself!!!”

How has your relationship with Louisville changed since March 2020?

“My relationship with the city has been very untrustworthy. I don’t trust the cops anymore, I don’t trust authority anymore, and I’m very picky about where to go in the city.

The community is _______.

“My neighborhood. Being an African American girl living in Valley Station, I have many challenges but an amazing family around me. I had to balance being too black for white people and too white for black people. .

Something about your neighborhood that you wish more people knew about?

“Just because you live in a predominantly white neighborhood doesn’t make you any less black.”

Which Louisville closed business do you miss the most?

“The Chicken Box in the PRP area. Omgggg they had the best loaded fries and wings, plus it was Black’s property.

What should Louisville’s theme song be?

“Bryson Tiller, ‘502 Come Up.’ He talks about the difficulty of getting out of town and doing better.

Favorite building in Louisville?

“The exterior of the Muhammad Ali Center is a work of art.”

What would you name a Derby horse?

“Lucky seven.”

Which TV character are you most like?

“Issa Rae’s character on Insecure. His energy is me.

Where do you always take visitors in town?

“Les Hauts-Plateaux. Good bars, hookahs, clubs, good food.

Unmissable karaoke song?

“Nicki Minaj, ‘Roman’s Revenge.’ “I’m starting to feel like a dungeon dragon.”

What was the most memorable show/concert you attended in Louisville?

“Millennium Tour 2019 with B2K and Mario was my first concert at Yum! Center. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!”

Something unexpected you love about Louisville?

“The Big Four pedestrian bridge is peaceful.”

One thing that Louisville lacks?

“Passion.”

What does Louisville have that it should be known for, but isn’t?

“Great liquor.”

Something from Louisville’s past that you wish people today could experience?

“The protests following the murder of Breonna Taylor.”

In a nutshell, what is your greatest hope for Louisville?

“Louisville”.

In a nutshell, what is your biggest fear for Louisville?

“Louisville”.

First thing on your to-do list?

“Travel outside the country.”

What makes someone a Louisvillian?

“No matter where you go, they recognize you.”

In a nutshell, the house is _______.

“Peace.”