Holland Tayloe Gedney

 

Holland Tayloe Gedney

in the exclusive Rorschach Series of

Rogue Magazine

 by Andrew L. Rudder ~ andrew@roguemag.ca

© 2011 Rogue Enterprises, Inc.

 

Andrew:  Holland Tayloe Gedney is a very talented, professional actress, singer, songwriter, fitness trainer, and Reiki master, who also plays the piano and the viola, and has an intense passion for world language.  However, ask her what languages she speaks or where she was born and raised, and chances are you won’t get an answer.  She’s mysterious like that...!

Holland:  If you can get that answer out of me you’ll be doing better than my best friends – most don’t know!  It’s an idiosyncrasy of mine not to tell.  I feel like I could be from anywhere, and that the answer to such a question reveals nothing about me since I share little affinity to a singular place.

Andrew:  Holland is a genuinely cosmopolitan woman of the world.

Holland:  My parents encouraged the arts, even though they weren’t necessarily artists themselves.  I don’t ever remember not being a part of some choir: school, opera, Celtic, and even African American Baptist Spiritualist choirs.  I've been to art museums all over the world; I knew the difference between Van Gogh and Monet by the time I was eight or so.  I liked to copy the artwork of Disney.  I enjoyed my Grandmother Gedney dramatically reading out-loud to me ‘choose your own adventure’ picture books.  But I didn’t like to read until I was much older.  My mother thinks I was too confused by multiple languages at first to be a competent reader so I was discouraged.  When I finally started reading for the fun of it I was 14 years old, and I jumped right into “A Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A Heinlein.  I was never sheltered.  I watched rated R movies when I was quite young.  I was exposed to people of all cultures, races, religions, socio-status, and walks of life.

Andrew:  Holland was brought up to have an open and analytical mind, and her father impressed on her at a very

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