Veiga Grétarsdóttir

In 2019 Veiga Grétarsdóttir will become the first Icelandic woman to take on the battle against the strong arctic waves and circumnavigate Iceland’s coast. She will take us on her life journey and how it has brought her to embarking on this incredible positive example of the body, mind and spirit connection. She will share her experience in recovery, from a traumatic childhood and adult life, to how she has victoriously come through, a literally, life changing experience. Four years ago, Veiga transitioned gender at 38 years old. She will tell us how this latest challenge is symbolic of the challenges that have occurred in her life and she will openly talk to us about how, before transitioning, she felt that suicide was the only way out from the unbearable experience in life. Veiga will offer the audience her insight, strength and hope on how to face the unimaginable and how she got to where she is today. Her documentary is called Against the Current filmed by Paul Sveinsson and Peter Einarsson. She will also be raising funds for Pieta, an organization which provides support and counselling to people dealing with suicidal thoughts and suffering from grief due to the loss of a loved one from suicide.



Presented At

Rome 2019