Inside the Inspiration with Gabriela. Girl of the Year™ 2017 Gabriela McBride.
Only one spark of inspiration shines bright enough to be our 2017 Girl of the Year™. Meet Gabriela McBride—she’s a true talent who gets creative for a cause.
Dance lets me express myself. Poetry sets free the real me.
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    Gabriela loves to express herself in every way—through movement, words, and her unique style.

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Deeply Inspired. American Girl artists and editors partnered with cultural advisors, a speech pathologist to address portions of Gabriela’s story, and the spoken word director of Urban Word NYC to bring her poetic journey to life in full detail.
When Gabriela spends time at Liberty Arts Center, she comes prepared with a bag for all her gear and snacks to fuel her creative energy.
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    When Gabriela spends time at Liberty Arts Center, she comes prepared with a bag for all her gear and snacks to fuel her creative energy.

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Practicing with the Liberty Junior Dance Company requires focus, determination, and gear that's ready to move.
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    Gabriela has put together the right words and a stunning outfit to draw attention to her cause— protecting Liberty Arts Center.

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    Practicing with the Liberty Junior Dance Company requires focus, determination, and gear that’s ready to move.

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