Andrea Wrobel is a Toronto-based writer & filmmaker tending toward identity-driven fiction, memoir, and screenplays.
Often speculative, her fiction work is driven by characters living with undiagnosed delusions and disorders, and is often explored through gender deconstruction, trauma, and magick. Andrea's non-fiction work is driven by the dissection of 21st century regimentation -- the expectations, policies, cultural laws, and social norms that restrict humans in response and communication, especially when it comes to race, gender, and ability.
Andrea has been writing her entire life, penning daily in her private journals for over 20 years. While she's always been a reader, it is in books like "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger and "Orange is Not the Only Fruit" by Jeanette Winterson that she found early authorial inspiration. Paired with brash, unfiltered work by authors like Sylvia Plath, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Virginia Woolf, Andrea learned that literature informed by personal history and observation is highly impactful.
You can find new editorial and biographical work regularly published on Andrea's website (this one!). Aside from these articles, Andrea is currently penning two novels, and freelancing as a writer, director, and development coordinator in Toronto's bustling film and television industry. Learn more about A Space Films, or the mental wellness zines Andrea publishes under A Space Press.
"Every time I catch a glimpse of myself
and I do a double take, it is a reminder to me that I have finally entered a period in my life where I can be so entangled in the politics, purpose, and adventure of living on this planet that I completely forget what I look like."