Anxy is a beautifully-designed magazine about our inner worlds—the ones we often refuse to share, the personal struggles, the fears that fool us into believing that the rest of the world is normal and we’re not.
In the fall of 2016, a few Bay Area journalist friends and I kickstarted a new kind of mental health magazine—an indie print publication for those who are tired of feeling ashamed of their emotions. Each issue uses a central theme—“loneliness” or “fear”—to build an insightful and creative perspective through interviews, personal essays, reported features, visual stories, and more. In May 2017, we released Anxy's first issue, the theme of which was anger. Our Fall issue looked at the spectrum between work and workaholism and featured Neal Brennan, Talia Herman, Malissa Clark, Amanda Rosenberg, Kenneth R. Rosen, and more. Buy our award-winning magazine here.
As Anxy's senior editor, I assign and edit reported features, essays, and opeds; build the magazine's network of contributors; fact-check and proof final copy. I also help produce live pop-up Anxy storytelling events for audiences of 60-100 people at SF venues (like The Battery). Below, I've shared a few of the stories I've commissioned and edited for Anxy.
The Manic Mirage by Amanda Rosenberg
Not Safe For Work by Jesse Hicks
Taking Care by Talia Herman
How Do You Know You're Overworking? By Sarah Hutto
What It's Like When People Shout At You All Day compiled by Beejoli Shah
Them, Not us by Lorena Rios
Nothing to Worry About by Melissa Spitz
The Color Red by Joel L. Daniels