Antony Hegarty

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Antony Hegarty is an English singer, composer, and visual artist. Interview segment regarding Antony's identification as "transgender"

Life

When I was 13 I moved from Chichester to California and people thought I was an alien. I dressed really wildly. In those days I used to get a lot of trouble on the streets, but that's why I moved to New York at 20. It's a wonderful place. It's like a bird sanctuary for oddballs. [1]

Born in 1971, Antony grew up in Britain, the Netherlands, and the U.S., where she moved to New York in 1990 to pursue a degree in Experimental Theatre [2].

Future Feminism

"Future Feminism" is the name of a track on the album Cut the World, where Antony speaks about her ideology and hopes for a world free of patriarchy. A collective of Hegarty and fellow artists in New York called the Future Feminist Foundation share this commitment. [3]

Environmentalism

Concern for the current ecologically apocalyptic state of the world is a major concern of Antony's. Explaining Future Feminism, she said, "This is about faggots and women and indigenous people and sensitive men all getting on deck to save nature itself, which is about to boil us down to a prune."[4]

Journalist Fiona Sturges recounts complaining to Antony about her reluctance to discuss her newest album or autobiographical details: "There are, he states, more pressing matters to discuss. Such as? 'Such as the ecological collapse of the world,' he replies. Ah yes. That." [5]

Antony contributed a song to the film "Coral Rekindling Venus" by Lynette Wallworth, in favor of saving the world's coral reefs. [6]

Musical career

Antony is the lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, named after Marsha P Johnson. [7]

Preferred pronouns

Antony has expressed a preference for feminine pronouns, saying, "When people call me 'she', I'm very honoured."[1]

Articles & Interviews

External links

  • http://thequietus.com/articles/16604-antony-hegarty-interview