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

And more!

Find out more about Laura:

Laura’s website: authorlauragalloway.com

Laura’s book: Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra

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