Quick Shots #21: Andee

/ What does the rest of 2020 hold for you?
/ Andee:
My husband and I have left Toronto to live with his grandmother in Northwestern Ontario and it’s been a blessing for us. We have been able to reconnect with family, nature and we’ve been doing lots of music. We will be living there and keep doing that until the end of the year while preparing our next move. We’re lucky we’ll also be able to go see my family in Quebec for Christmas while of course respecting the Covid regulations.

/ What’s your greatest strength, and what’s your soft spot?
/ Andee:
I have resilience and empathy. It keeps me moving on and forgiving others and myself, although it’s not always easy. Even though I’m taking medication for bipolar disorder sometimes I still struggle some related issues like anxiety and racing thoughts. Giving up alcohol recently has actually helped me managing that.

/ Besides Covid, what topics had the greatest impact on your life in 2020?
/ Andee:
I would say the Black Lives Matter movement made me want to educate myself a lot about the problem. It got me thinking about how the world was still being divided by hate and ignorance. I’ve had the chance to talk with trans people who are in my life and I’ve become more informed on their reality. This year, I’ve also had interesting conversations about mental health, destructive patterns and how to find some stability as an artist.

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‘Quick Shots’ is a series of random questions answered by reviewed artists.

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