What It’s Like to Debate Politics When You Have Anxiety

There has been a lot going on in the world over the past few months. (Past few years? Is it September already? What is time??) Yes, there has always been a lot going on, but the COVID-19 pandemic and death of George Floyd seemed to spark a shift in the tone of political and humanContinue reading “What It’s Like to Debate Politics When You Have Anxiety”

No, Anxiety and Introversion Do Not Always Go Hand in Hand

I’m an introvert. I also have an anxiety disorder. While those two things are related for me, that’s not the case for everyone. It’s a common misconception that anxiety and introversion always go hand in hand, but that’s not true! I can’t tell you the number of times someone who knows I’m an introvert heardContinue reading “No, Anxiety and Introversion Do Not Always Go Hand in Hand”

Important Issues Are Not Mutually Exclusive

I see it all the time. “Instead of focusing on Black Lives Matter, why don’t we talk about abortion?” “I have an idea, why don’t we start sharing information about child trafficking the way we do about COVID-19?” “Y’all spend your time discussing masks when we should really be bringing attention to police brutality.” TheContinue reading “Important Issues Are Not Mutually Exclusive”

How My Anxiety Kept Me From Talking About My Anxiety

Realizing I had anxiety was one of the best things that ever happened to me. My life leading up to my sophomore year of college was a confusing and frustrating road of feeling anxious and nervous about everything but never understanding why. Finally being able to comprehend what was happening inside my brain was anContinue reading “How My Anxiety Kept Me From Talking About My Anxiety”

You Can Have a Great Life and Still Have Anxiety

I’ve struggled with this concept ever since I first suspected I had anxiety, and I still struggle with it almost every day. I have a really great life and I still have anxiety. I have a close family that would do anything for me, incredible friends who love me unconditionally, a strong support group inContinue reading “You Can Have a Great Life and Still Have Anxiety”

7 Stereotypes about Anxiety and Why They’re Harmful

The only thing more difficult than having an anxiety disorder may be the false information and stereotypes that seem to revolve around it. While some of these assumptions may come from a good place, ultimately making a generalization or aligning your beliefs about anxiety with a stereotype is harmful to everyone experiencing the disorder. HereContinue reading “7 Stereotypes about Anxiety and Why They’re Harmful”

A Typical Day with Anxiety

Since I’ve started talking about it, I’ve been realizing how difficult it can be to explain what it’s like to have anxiety. Even after I spend hours crafting a long post or filming a video that I feel like accurately portrays what I want it to, I still get comments like “Well, just stop worryingContinue reading “A Typical Day with Anxiety”