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 fixture of the 1960s New York avant-garde scene, Kusama has long held that obsessive-compulsive disorder fuels her creativity.
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. Despite a fraught economic climate and a high unemployment rate, the report suggests that there is something compelling about leaving behind a difficult situation for the promise of a better future. But how does that career shift manifest? And how are women’s professional lives affected by these decisions?
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…
What role does culture play in how we experience anxiety? In this series, three women…
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 …
“We don’t always know what the hell’s going on, and we often start asking questions during arbitrary moments,” explains poet and visual artist Bianca Stone.