I am Andrea Gibson, a queer touring poet with extreme stage fright who was raised in the Baptist Church. AMA!
I am Andrea Gibson. I’m a queer performance poet with panic attacks and extreme stage fright who has been touring full time for over decade. I was raised in the Baptist Church in a small town in the woods of northern Maine. I won the first Women’s World Poetry Slam, have released 6 albums, published two books, and in 2010 one of my poems was read in lieu of morning prayer by a house representative at the Utah State Legislature. I’m co-founder of “STAY HERE WITH ME” http://stayherewithme.com, an online community that uses art and shame-free discussions to aid in suicide prevention. I have a dog named Squash and she is my beating heart with fur and legs. Here is proof that it's me: https://app.box.com/s/p8i3lk0f7nw0w3013pjk
Update: Thank you so much for your questions. So wonderful sharing time with all of you! Take care of each other. love, a