Episode 122: Choosing to live in the Arctic with Laura Galloway
Laura Galloway is the author of Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra. She’s a writer and communications strategist who began her career at the Los Angeles Times and holds a Master of Arts in Indigenous Journalism from the Sámi University in Kautokeino, Norway. I read about her in a magazine and just knew I had to invite her onto the podcast. Her book is gorgeous.
We talk about:
- The many and varied places Laura has lived and how different life is now
- What the word DALVI means and why Laura wrote the book
- The impetus for moving to the Arctic
- The pain of Laura’s childhood
- Why Laura stayed in the north after her relationship with the reindeer herder ended
- How Laura assimilated into Arctic living
- What Laura misses about the frozen north
- What touched Laura so deeply about this part of the world
- Living in endless day and endless night
- How we can live more simply and why that matters
- The deep friendships Laura made
- Getting vulnerable about sharing one’s story and healing from that
- How best to start an exciting new venture
- The wonders of Sapmi – formerly known as Lapland
Find out more about Laura:
Laura’s website: authorlauragalloway.com
Laura’s book: Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra
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