Andrew Guy

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Posted by The Project on Monday, September 7, 2015

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Life in 2019

I haven't blogged much of late, it struck me when I was considering submitting a talk for Pausefest 2020 and TedTalks Newtown recently, I don't particularly have a lot to say at the moment, as in I'm at peace in a lot of ways. 

Surely though there could be something to talk about, as in life isn't dull and certainly hasn't been eventless since the beginning of this year. If anything I can only hope it's because I'm more vigilant as to what I think is relevant for me to discuss. Also perhaps importantly it's more about what's irrelevant now and would just take up unnecessary headspace for myself and others.

Either way I started to think that perhaps others may want to read some posts again (to get an update, for example, when you haven't spoken to a friend in a while) ... 

how's work, how's home, how's married life, how's Wesley (the cat I live with), what's it like being an uncle, or how's life 5 years post transition (it's a bit less than that, but it is 5 years since having to embark on my epic trips to the US for surgery, because it wasn't accessible in Australia at the time) or even ...

how's life working in the arts, what are my thoughts to the current Australian and global political climate(s) and how is it affecting me and those around me ... or even something specific like was it necessary to have a three year legal battle with the Australian Medical Overseas Treatment division of the Australian Government (apparently it was)?

Maybe there is a bit to talk about so I've decided I'll write few posts in the coming months with the aim of hopefully informing, entertaining and helping anyone who would benefit from them.

The abridged answers to most of the above questions are... good and fine. I have been surprised by how long a reintegration process into a healthy routine can take after a lengthy medical centric process, but I've also learnt not to judge that so much now. Yoga with Adriene on YouTube has been good to help with that.

Life in the arts is interesting as always, I've enjoyed creating a workshop with colleagues recently to encourage greater gender diverse casting within Australian theatre, film and television. 

Also being a subject for photographers continues to being enjoyable and enriching. Here are some shots from the most recent photographer I've worked with, Andrea Francolini who is looking for gender diverse subjects. Ideally it'll be for an exhibit that we hope will come to fruition for Sydney Mardi Gras 2020. If you're interested in being a part of it - Andrea would love to hear from you.







More soon 😊

Andy xx

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