A Moment of Your Time

Episode  279 - “Choose to Live”

by Austin Daly

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Austin (he/him) is a Chicago-based actor, writer, and photographer from Northern California. In June, Austin will receive his BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is certified by the National Society of American Fight Directors with additional training in (and love for) voicing for animation as well as classical and contemporary heightened text. With a background in movement, Austin has also trained in Motion and Performance Capture. His prose and poetry is informed by a continuous study of history and by the language of Ubuntu -- the South African philosophy that embodies the interconnectedness of humanity, a language which says "I am only because you are" and is driven by a deep love and respect for every fellow human one encounters. A drive for Austin is to use art, storytelling, and Ubuntu as a tool for a radical restructuring of our collective consciousness towards a safer and more just society for humanity and beyond.


Find more of Austin:

Instagram: @thereal_austindaly

Photo-Poetry Instagram: @Adolaigh 


A Statement from Austin:

"I wrote this piece a few months into what we thought was going to be a relatively short quarantine in the summer of 2020. I have always been someone who wishes to be as connected to Nature as possible whether it be climbing trees or mountains, swimming in rivers and oceans, or simply basking in the smallest pools of sun wherever I can find them. After my entire world seemed to be transported online and strictly socially isolated, it was difficult to feel fulfilled by my interactions with Nature because of how desensitized the screens, loneliness, and chaos ended up making me. I began writing this poem at dusk one night after a full day of online classes and screens, I expected to write about these since it was where my head was at. I quickly realized that the poem wanted to about anything but and by the time the sun dipped below the horizon, I had explored each of my senses in a way that revived a gratefulness for Nature and my daily interactions with it that had been momentarily lost in a foreign electronic landscape.


A huge thank you to both the AMOYT team for featuring my work and to all you beautiful listeners for listening!"


Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time’s mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let’s create together. 

Concept by Jenny Curtis

Theme music by Chris Porter

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