Cindy Gallop - “I describe myself as boringly drug resistant. Then I took magic truffles…”
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My guest today is Cindy Gallop or Lucinda Lee Gallop. And she is quite something! I wanted to have Cindy on the show, because she engaged on a psychedelic journey (with 62) not because of mental health reasons. She embarked on a truffle journey, just out of very simple curiosity. And lust for life. And resetting perspectives. To me Cindy’s case also has an element for future ideas around longevity: what happens, if we keep our brain young? And how will this affect our body? Cindy says about herself to be “boringly drug resistant” but after her experience , things, aka her life changed. Cindy says. “ What it did just reinforce for me was a sense of history and the broadness of humanity. And the importance in the future, looking into the void, of finding light and connections.” Cindy Gallop I would say, is a real de-stigmatisation pro, a genius if it comes to tell it like things are. And then make them market ready. You guessed it, Cindy was an incredible advertiser, a female Don Draper, and we had many conversations over dinner about the rebranding or re-naming of psychedelics. Cindy studied English literature at Oxford University, receiving an MA in English language and literature. She was an English advertising consultant, founder and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, worked on accounts like Coca Cola, Ray Ban and Polaroid, In 2003, Gallop won the Advertising Woman of the Year award from Advertising Women of New York She is also the the founder of the companies IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn. According to the TED blog, Gallop's TEDTalk "Make Love Not Porn" was one of the "most talked about presentations'' at the 2009 TED conference. She founded her own brand and business innovation consultancy, Cindy Gallop LLC, in 2006.

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