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Anna McGahan Anna McGahan i(A134310 works by)
Gender: Female
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Anna McGahan was a participant in the 2009 Young Playwright's Program held annually by the Queensland Theatre Company. In 2011, she won the IF 'Out of the Box' Award for a young actor or actress 'between the ages of 15 and 35 years, from a drama, comedy, sitcom or long-run tv series, across free-to-air and pay TV, to emerge from out of the box'.

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y separately published work icon Metanoia : Memoir of a Body, Born Again Australia : Acorn Press , 2019 19686741 2019 single work autobiography

'Perhaps we have done to our bodies what we have so long done to God? 

'We have let vessels of peace be used as rubbish bins, weapons and punching bags. 

'We have asked them to conform to our image. The image we find the most desirable. 

'We have vanquished their significance, until finally, they have no power at all.  

'By the age of 23, Anna McGahan was wrestling with the rest of the world for ownership of her femininity, sexuality and physicality.  

'As a young actor suddenly thrust into the spotlight as a poster girl for sexual liberation – intent on exploring New Age spirituality, the next relationship and the wildest high – her path continuously pointed her to chaos, consumption and isolation. 

'Until she met God. 

'In this memoir, Anna shares the story of reconciling with her body, mapping its journey from a cheapened product in a marketplace to a vessel of astonishing worth.  

'This is a deeply personal and radical story, of a body rescued, redeemed and set free. Of holy pain and undeserved healing. Of a life completely and irrevocably changed.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 shortlisted Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards
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