Growing up, Jillian Gaby was never sure how to express herself.
“I didn’t know what to do with myself,” she said, “because I didn’t see myself as an object.”
When her older sister was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, Jillians friends began to think of her as the girl in the room.
She had her first cancer diagnosis in 2013, when she was just 11 years old.
The diagnosis spurred her to make her own song, “Gabe” — a parody of the movie “Gigantic” that imagines how the movie’s hero, Gigantic, grows up.
The song became a viral sensation and became a hit for Jillian and her sister.
But now, more than five years later, Jill has grown up, and she’s also a feminist icon.
Jillian, who is Jewish, has always been a person of color, and her father is an Israeli-American.
As a child, she didn’t even have an identity other than Jewish.
In her teenage years, Jill’s parents struggled with her sexuality and struggled to cope with the loss of her father.
The lyrics to Jillian’s “Gaby” have been on the Internet since 2011, and it’s not the only song Jillian has made.
Other songs by her father include “The New Man” and “Sitting in a Boat.”
And when Jillian was just 5 years old, she started to sing “Gabby” and was inspired by the song.
“I wanted to be a role model,” she told The Jerusalem Sun in 2012.
“A woman of color who was able to say, ‘I want to do this.’
I wanted to do it, and so I started singing it, singing it.”
As Jillian grew up, she also began to listen to more progressive music, especially hip-hop and reggae.
But she was drawn to the more progressive side of things in her late teens, when her friends began talking about the influence of feminist music.
Her sister, who was diagnosed three years later with cancer, also started listening to progressive music.
The song became an anthem for her as a teenager.
“Gabbie” was her song for her when she had breast cancer in 2014.
As Jillians age, she has begun to grow up and become a more successful businesswoman.
And she is now in the process of launching a new line of gabies for women.
“It’s a feminist message, a feminist record,” Jillian said.
“It’s not just about the song; it’s about the women.”
Gaby’s first hit “GABY” was a song of empowerment, and Jillian hopes her song will inspire more women to follow her lead.
“The women of today, they have the courage to be themselves,” Jillians mother said.
“Gaby,” which was written by Jillian while she was a teenager, became a worldwide hit, and the song has been downloaded more than 500,000 times on YouTube.
“And the songs are now being released, and they’re getting played all over the world,” she added.
The “Gabies” are currently being sold on the Jillian family website, Jilli.
Jillian has released a number of new gabys in 2017, and in January she began a new project, a series of songs that take place in the same fictional universe of the book.
“My goal is to create a world that’s more realistic, more authentic,” Jilli said.
Jillian hopes that by using the book as a reference, she will help other girls see the light and be inspired by other women of color.
“Because women have had to face a lot of obstacles in the past,” she explained, “they have the opportunity to become empowered.”