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Bio

"A STORYTELLER LIKE NO OTHER"

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Andreea Kindred, at 80, is a storyteller like no other.

 

Her slave ancestors taught a lesson of love, rather than hate and equipped her to be one of the first two black staff hired by a major television studio, though she jokes that it took a riot to get her the job.

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"Andee...who I believe was the first black Executive Secretary on the lot and whose miniskirts revealed long shapely legs even Tina Turner would envy.

 

She shared Gene Coons' wild comments sardonic sense of humor period, long before Black comedians made it..."

BEYOND UHURA

NICHELLE NICHOLS

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Books

CODE SWITCHING

MY FAMILY'S JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO THE STARS

This is not just another Star Trek book!

It’s comedy and history, drama and politics, sex and drugs.

CodeSwitching will transport you from Shankleville Freedom Colony in 1800s Texas to California, from a burning building in Watts to the set of Star Trek, and via South East Asia’s Hippie Trail to Sydney, Australia.  

Andreea Kindryd will take you on a raw, sometimes brutally honest journey with experiences that echo voices from indigenous, people of color, and those of differing sexuality and abilities.  Along the journey she was lucky to enjoy the company, and insights of some very interesting, often famous people.

In The Press

IN THE PRESS

"Kindyrd’s style of story telling is easy going, warm and heart felt. She tells of tragedy and joy in a placid, forgiving tone lighting up the comic ‘hair wars’ between herself and her mother..."

D B MAGAZINE

"Andreea beautifully weaves through her years with immensely amusing narrative of experimentation with wigs and afros. Andreea’s personal journey is so charmingly presented her attentive audience is left hankering to know about life in the decades following her original Star Trek days in the late ‘60s..."

RIP IT UP ONLINE MAGAZINE

"...It is impressive that Kindryd has the ability to hold the

audience in such an entertaining way. The way she shambles around

telling her story is fascinating and she keeps a brilliant rapport with the

audience throughout. Kindryd is also incredibly likable and humble...."

THOMAS LOUIS,

BROADWAY BABY

From Slavery to Star Trek

"FROM SLAVERY TO STAR TREK"

MY JOURNEY IN PICTURES