This is a magazine for culture makers and the people inspired by them who are tired of feeling ashamed of their emotions and mental health. 

Anxy is for people who crave open discussions about coping with anxiety, depression, fear, anger, trauma, shame, and all those other wildcards that alter the direction of our work and our lives.

 

The Team

 

Indhira Rojas is the founder and creative director of Anxy. For over a decade she has worked in the intersection of branding, editorial, and interaction design for publications such as The Bold Italic, Once, Modern Farmer, Atlas Obscura and the platform Medium. She leads her design consultancy in Berkeley, CA under the name Redindhi Studio.  Read founding story >

Indhira leads a team that includes:

 

Jennifer Maerz is Anxy’s editor-in-chief. She’s the former editor-in-chief of Gannett’s digital experiment The Bold Italic, a longtime music editor, and writes for publications including RollingStone.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Salon.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Read founding story >

Bobbie Johnson, Anxy’s editor-at-large, is a senior editor at Medium, and the founding editor of Matter, the ASME-winning, Pulitzer-nominated, online magazine. Before that he was a reporter and editor at the Guardian, where he wishes he could take credit for coining the word 'podcast.' Read founding story >

Michelle Le, Anxy’s director of photography, is an award-winning editorial photographer and photo editor specializing in investigative reporting and in-depth enterprising stories. She's a former photo editor for Medium and her work has appeared in WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Bloomberg and the San Francisco Chronicle. Read founding story >

Madison Kahn, Anxy’s senior editor, is also senior editor at Medium. She was previously an editor at Matter, and worked on the editorial teams at Outside and Boston magazine. Read founding story >

Katie MacBride is Anxy’s associate editor and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, and The Establishment among other outlets. She is a contributing editor at Book Riot.  Read founding story >

Kati Krause, Anxy’s contributing editor, is a writer, editor, and maker of magazines. She has lived in Munich, London, Barcelona and now Berlin, where she is the correspondent for Monocle and develops digital storytelling strategies for media companies. Read founding story >

Livia Foldes is Anxy's senior designer, as well as a senior designer at Redindhi Studio. She works somewhere between art and design, and has done so for Jensen Architects, Heath Ceramics, Elixir Design, and numerous clients in the arts and nonprofit worlds. 

Matthew Zampa, Anxy's editorial assistant, is a writer and editor telling true stories online and in print. He is the project manager at Redindhi Studio and worked on the editorial team at Outside magazine. 

 
 

We count on an inner circle of mental health professionals and advisers who will collaborate with us and help guide the content around specific issues. These include:

 
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Coley Williams, a bilingual licensed therapist, has taught university level psychology in the US, and Mexico. Coley specializes in Clinical Art Therapy and is a Registered Art Therapist. She is also the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Level Therapy, a mobile platform that provides treatment tools and video access to licensed psychotherapists.

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Natalie Harvey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Bay Area. Her clinical experience and practice centers around working with adults, adolescents and families toward healing relational, internal, psychological, and traumatic wounding. She believes relief and healing often come from the power of story, experience, human connection, and access to knowledge. 

Natasha Vianna is head of community at a tech company and the co-founder of #NoTeenShame, an award-winning national movement illuminating the need for stigma-free support for youth across the nation. Recently, she was featured in Latina Magazine, New York Magazine, The Nation, and shared a TEDx talk on the culture of shame.  

 

We come to Anxy with an openness about our personal baggage. Occasionally, we can appreciate it—and even joke about it. But we’re just tired of pretending it doesn’t exist, and we’re committed to ripping the stigmas off our challenging emotions.