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 discussion about coping with anxiety, depression, fear, anger, trauma, shame, and all the other wildcards that alter the direction of our work and our lives.

 

— AS FEATURED IN —

 

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.

 

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 freelances for publications including RollingStone.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Salon.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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

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 is a former photo editor for Medium and her work has appeared in WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Bloomberg and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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

Katie MacBride is Anxy’s assistant editor. She’s a freelance writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Establishment, Cosmopolitan, and The Bold Italic, among other publications.

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.

 
 

We count on an inner circle of mental health professionals and advisers who 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, and is 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 San Francisco Bay Area. Her clinical experience and practice centers around working with adults, adolescents and families toward healing relational, internal, psychological, and traumatic wounding.

Natasha Vianna, 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 sometimes we even joke about it. We’re just tired of pretending it doesn’t exist. And we’re committed to ripping the stigmas away from our challenging emotions.

 

– Issue No. 1 –

OUT NOW

Anger

Featuring Margaret Atwood, Ijeoma Oluo, Matt Eich, Aleks Krotoski, Melissa Spitz, Brian Frank and more.

Read about issue No. 1

 

 

“Art isn't anecdote. It's the consciousness we bring to bear on our lives.”

— CHERYL STRAYED