Antony Hegarty is an English singer, composer, and visual artist. Interview segment regarding Antony's identification as "transgender"
Life[edit | edit source]
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. 
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 .
Future Feminism[edit | edit source]
"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. 
Environmentalism[edit | edit source]
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."
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." 
Antony contributed a song to the film "Coral Rekindling Venus" by Lynette Wallworth, in favor of saving the world's coral reefs. 
Musical career[edit | edit source]
Antony is the lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, named after Marsha P Johnson. 
Preferred pronouns[edit | edit source]
Antony has expressed a preference for feminine pronouns, saying, "When people call me 'she', I'm very honoured."
Articles & Interviews[edit | edit source]
- 'How I get dressed', Antony Hegarty The Guardian, 12th April 2008
- 'Antony Hegarty’s fragile world' ABC, 16th February 2010
- 'Antony Hegarty: "It takes nerve to get through your sense of shame on stage"', Fiona Sturges The Independent, 15th July 2012
- Antony Hegarty, 'Future Feminism' 17th May 2012
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