Andreas Varnavides

Emigrating from Cyprus where life is simple and ambition was to work for the family, Andreas’ younger life was one of school and working for the family business but he had other aspirations.

Watching the world change from inside his parents shop window, Andreas had a dream to be free to express himself, to be heard, to be creative but the dutiful son seemed stuck in a life he didn’t want or choose. Depressed and repressed, for each year that passed he put on another stone in weight. He needed to break-free so he ran away. This young boy was now sleeping rough but there was one other thing which provided joy and that was his art.

This is a story of a young mans struggle with food addiction, self-esteem, becoming an independent adult and being true to an innate passion despite numerous obstacles along his journey.

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