We come to Anxy with an openness about our personal baggage. Occasionally, we can even appreciate it—or at least joke about it. We’re just tired of pretending it doesn’t exist. And we’re committed to ripping the stigmas off our challenging emotions.
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.
Indhira leads an editorial 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 freelances on topics related to culture, tech, and music, for publications including RollingStone.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Salon.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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.'
Michelle Le, Anxy’s director of photography, is an award-winning editorial photographer and photo editor based in the Bay Area, and 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.
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 who will collaborate with us and help guide the content around specific issues. These include:
Coley Williams is a bilingual licensed therapist that has taught university level psychology in the US, and Mexico. Coley specializes in Clinical Art Therapy and is a Registered Art Therapist. Coley has worked in various settings and with many populations ranging from private practice work in Mexico City and Los Angeles, to trauma-focused community mental health work with youth in Compton. Coley is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Level Therapy, a mobile platform that provides treatment tools and video access to licensed psychotherapists. Level is working to decrease barriers to accessing excellent mental health care.
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 integrates many different modalities into her work such as attachment theory, the Hakomi Method, family systems, addiction treatment, and mindfulness based practices. She works with people from a variety of different culture, sexuality, socio-economic, and spiritual backgrounds. She believes relief and healing often come from the power of story, experience, human connection, and access to knowledge.
We are also building a mental health advisory board with people who share our values around ending the stigmas connected to mental health. Our Advisors include:
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.