So, today I met Sara Gallego, one of the most humble, kind, down to earth ladies I have met. The Portsmouth based hijabi influencer took some time out to talk to me about her rapid success, future and long term goals.
Q. So when and what made you want to be a YouTuber?
A. I started last year, my sister came to Portsmouth, we were bored and thought Why don’t we make a YouTube Video?!
Q. You have quite a following on Social Media, nearly 6000 Instagram followers, congratulations!, Does it come with added pressures?
A. Yes, sometimes, because you’re a Muslim, people don’t respect you and make some hate comments and the only solution is to block them.
Q. What video are you most proud of?
A. The one that was hacks for Ramadan because people who are Muslim and non-Muslim will learn from it. They will learn what ramadan means and what we do.
Q. As a uni student, how do you balance everything?
A. I try to upload, every Saturday, but obviously my studies will be first so if I have an exam or coursework, I cannot do that weeks video.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A. Good Question! Er, maybe I could connect it with my career when I finish [university] because i enjoy fashion and translation, I’m half spanish and half Moroccan and I’d love to travel the world.
Q. So, on your Instagram, you’ve met some famous faces! You’ve met Jordyn Woods, Habiba DaSilva. How was that?
A. Yeah! I received an e-mail saying that I was invited to beauty-con, so I decided to go. At first I didn’t recognise people, so when I saw Jordyn or Habiba, I was like what? But it was amazing! They were really sweet!
Q. So you’ve met Habiba, she’s one of the biggest. Are there any other hijabi bloggers you’d like to meet?
Q. How was it trying to break into the YouTube world as a minority through gender, race and religion?
A. At first yes, people comment, sometimes it brings you down and you think: Do I keep making videos?
Q. Would you recommend making Youtube videos?
A. Yes! Its so fun!
Q. So do you have any advice for other young muslim girls who want to follow in the same footsteps?
A: I would say just go ahead. I suppose it’s not easy to be constantly making YouTube videos, obviously if your parents let you it then you can do it but if not then you got to respect that.
If you haven’t already, check out Sara’s channel here!
Check out her YouTube Impressions Below!