Ep 9: Living With Generalised Anxiety Disorder w/ Guest Kristy Diaz
In this episode, Em talks to Kristy about her upbringing straddling both the UK & USA and how that shapes your identity, her experience of growing up working class & being mixed race, when she first realised she needed support with her mental health and how since her diagnosis of Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) she's managed not only to survive but thrive too! We talk medications, what good therapy looks like, self care, toxic productivity and the things that give her life. Kristy Diaz is a comms professional and freelance music writer, editor and speaker based in Leicester, via the USA. She is co-editor of DIY music website Track 7 with bylines at Upset Magazine, The Skinny and numerous independent publications and fanzines. She is the co-author of Principles of Festival Management (Goodfellow, 2019) and a contributing author of Nasty Women (404 Ink, 2017). Her speaking appearances include Cheltenham Literature Festival, Handmade Festival and The Short Cinema, where she has discussed alternative music and culture from an intersectional feminist perspective.