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.
We launched on Kickstarter in 2016, raising money and support from hundreds of people who feel the same way as we do. Now we've created the magazine that dives into the real stories of how we live.
Each issue uses a central theme—“loneliness” or “boundaries”—to build an original, insightful, and creative perspective through interviews with folks we admire, personal essays, reported features, visual stories, and recommendations for what to read, watch and download to round out the conversation.
This isn’t your therapist’s scientific journal. It isn’t some self-help manual. And we aren’t telling you how to “fix” an issue. We are Anxy. Aren’t you?
Bobbie Johnson, Anxy’s editor-in-chief, is editorial director and principal at Anagraph. He was previously head of editorial and curation at Medium, and the founding editor of Matter, the ASME-winning, Pulitzer-shortlisted, online magazine. Before that he was a reporter and editor at the Guardian. Read his founding story >
Jennifer Maerz is Anxy’s editor-at-large. She’s the program chief and editor-in-chief at Lean Startup, and former editor-in-chief of Gannett’s digital experiment The Bold Italic. She's a longtime music editor, and writes for publications including RollingStone.com, Cosmopolitan.com, Salon.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Read her founding story >
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's a former photo editor for Medium and her work has appeared in WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Bloomberg and the San Francisco Chronicle. Read her founding story >
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 believes relief and healing often come from the power of story, experience, human connection, and access to knowledge.
Natasha Vianna is head of communications at Honor and the co-founder of #NoTeenShame, an award-winning national movement illuminating the need for stigma-free support for youth across the nation. She has been featured in Latina Magazine, New York Magazine, The Nation, and shared a TEDx talk on the culture of shame.