After overcoming her anxiety, Jerilyn Ross started the Anxiety and Depression Association of America—and helped millions.
Environmentalists struggle with anxiety and helpfulness, but it’s possible to overcome ecophobia.
As one of the first investigative journalists, Nellie Bly exposed deplorable practices in women’s mental health treatment.
“Polka dots can’t stay alone,” Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama once said of her attraction to the pattern that dominates her work.
A floppy hat and housedress became tools for subversion in the hands of comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Born in the late 1800s, Mabley gained national fame by adopting a persona as a bawdy, mischievous grandmother.
My Mother’s Hands & Floral Patterns, from the series Let Virtue Be Your Guide, 2014.
A recent Forbes article reported that two million Americans quit their jobs every month, mostly out of a sense of dissatisfaction and disempowerment.
Margherita Urbani is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director. She was born and received her education in Italy before moving to the States in 2008. Her comics have been published in The New York Times, IL Magazine, Apartamento Magazine and others.
Art from our Anxiety issue by Gretta Johnson, “Rope” – Watercolor, colored pencil on paper.
Anxiety is often considered to be both a situation-specific occurrence and a general state of being. The following interviews were conducted with a view towards understanding the medical realities of anxiety and the current treatment modalities available.
Melissa Ahart, a Brooklyn-based poet, shares her experiences bringing poems of birth, motherhood, and postpartum depression to the MFA workshop table.
What role does culture play in how we experience anxiety? In this series, women of diverse backgrounds weigh in. At 69 years old, Dr. Saroja Kurubarahalli hasn’t given up her career as…
What role does culture play in how we experience anxiety? In this series, three women of diverse backgrounds weigh in. Candace Thompson moved to New York from Trinidad at the age of…
How Women Today Counteract That Nagging Self-Doubt: Sexual harassment is just one of a myriad of workplace anxieties that women struggle with on a daily basis. We earn less, are overlooked for promotions and, despite the personal sacrifices and studying it took to get to our current positions, often feel like our place in the workforce has little to do with accomplishments and everything to do with luck. It’s called Impostor Syndrome …