I first met Andrea at North Americans in Minneapolis – and by met, I mean I waddled (I was in full Crusher girth, at the time) out to her after an in-play accident that broke her ankle. It wasn’t much of a first meeting, as I more or less took orders from Jacques on what needed to happen. The next day, however, I followed up with her and found she was, more or less, just inconvenienced by the broken ankle, taking in the sun and watching games while relaxing court side.
This year, Andrea won the Great Plains Regional Qualifier, making her one of the first women/trans/femme (WTF) players to achieve first place in any regional qualifier in North America. I requested the following interview, which Andrea was kind enough to agree to.