The Debt Gala, inspired by the Met Gala's extravagance, took a cozy turn with a "Sleeping Baddies" theme, raising over $15,000 for medical debt relief in pajama-clad revelry. This populist event in Brooklyn, held on the eve of the Met Gala, celebrated creativity and community, contrasting the glitz of its inspiration. With a nod to inclusivity, attendees supported causes like the Debt Collective and Dollar For, alleviating medical debt for struggling families. Through thrift store finds and comedic performances, the gala embraced a spirit of solidarity and activism, proving that meaningful change can arise from unexpected places. In a city known for its excesses, the Debt Gala offered a refreshing reminder of the power of compassion and collective action.

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