Gilly Bono: Singer Extraordinaire

Describe your style in three words.
Sophisticated. Elegant. Casual. 
Can you tell us a bit about your story?
I Was Born And Raised In California. I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy At The Age Of 2 Started To Use A Power Wheelchair, At The Age Of 5 We Moved To Houston, TX And Then We Lived There For 15 years. Then at age 14 my mother remarried And Ever Since Then I’ve Been Living In The State Of Colorado, and since I’ve lived here I’ve pursued my career as a singer and professional model. 
What has your career path as a singer been like? The music industry can be extremely demanding and difficult to break into, but that is why as a singer I’ve found myself needing to carry these qualities 
a go-getter attitude
patience and physical stamina
a team mentality
an eagerness to learn
charisma and stage presence
a strong understanding of musical theory
a likable personality
It can get hard but the journey pays off at the end.
What inspired your new song, I Look Up to the Sky? The feeling that we can’t be born to die. That our lives mean something.
How do you feel when you wear BulletGirl Jewelry? I feel powerful, important, Sexy And Fulfilled. 
You've told us your mom taught you to never take no for an answer! Can you share with us what your bond with your mother is like? It’s Strong And Beautiful! My mother is my best friend, my therapist, my confidant, my makeup artist, my hairdresser, my stylist, everything! She’s always there for me and we can talk about anything with each other. She’s always been there for me and no matter how many trials we’ve gone through we both make each other strong. 
What do you do to cultivate your creativity? What gives you inspiration?  I do research, I learn from others, I Watch fashion shows, listen to classical music, write poetry, Shop online, Sketch Dresses, and sip on black coffee.  Brainstorm for ideas for a new project. Think about the challenges I’ve face and identify possible solutions. Give myself a pressure-free day with nothing to do except the things I enjoy. Reflect on everything I’ve learned and accomplished and how I’ve made a positive difference in the world. Immersing myself in learning something new and allowing myself to forget about the limitations of time. 
What do you do to feel your strongest physically, emotionally, spiritually? 
The Bible is one of the main and primary things in my life that gives me spiritual strength Because the Bible is the final authority for all things and I love living by its principles because it gives us these amazing principles to live by so that we can live in a way that protects from harmful thinking and behavior. And To feel physically and mentally strong I make my goals a tiny bit higher each day. The second thing I do that helps keeps me physically the strongest is, Working on my coping skills. Mental strength is all about recognizing what you can’t control, and focusing on what you can and I do this by making a list of everything stressing me out and then separating it into two categories: things you can do something about, and things you just have to accept.The third that helps me is Stretching my vocabulary. By reading books that challenge you and making a point of looking up the words you don’t know, you can make sure you’re in the habit of constantly learning. The fourth thing I do to help me is Focusing on my sense of purpose and identity. The more you think about why you do what you do, the stronger your willpower to succeed in it will be. And the things I do that help me feel the strongest emotionally are 5 things. 1. I Don’t Allow Others to Bring Me Down. 2. Be Confident In Myself. 3. I’m Not Afraid of Slowing Down. Allowing Myself to slow down gives me time for reflection and relaxation in order to maintain a sense of focus and positivity and improve my mental health. 4. I’m not afraid of asking for help. 5. I Try To Not Overreact to Things That Are Beyond My Control.
What's your life motto? Live By The Bible’s Essential Principles. Be yourself, embrace braveness, be kind, strong, be open to new things, and don’t let anyone get you down. BulletGirl is a beautiful brand that I’m so honored to be a part of. I love how everyone is so wonderful I love the atmosphere and the work environment. Their jewelry is elegant, powerful, and a statement.