Category: Artists With Anxiety

Episode 15: Maggi Colwell

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Episode 14: Cecily King

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Here is the last interview I recorded before COVID-19 took over. Cecily King is a staple in Columbus culture through her art and writing and signs across the city. We

Episode 13: Amber Taylor

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Amber is a long-time friend, but more importantly, an amazing writer of color! A writer and poet, Amber is published in several zines and a book available to purchase. We

Episode 12: Felicia DeRosa

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Felicia is a renaissance woman in every sense of the phrase. She is a speaker, artist, musician, activist, and more. Her journey is a long and arduous one, but one

Episode 11: Elle Noir

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When PTSD becomes too much, Elle turns to art….and sage. I talk with another Columbus local about their mental battles and how making the studio environment a priority is essential.

Episode 10: Dana Bernstein

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Dana is a woman who can do it all! She’s a business owner, avid yoga instructor, designer, artist, and lover of all things spooky. Dana talks about how she sets

Episode 9: Imposter Syndrome

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Ever feel like a fraud? Turns out, that’s actually pretty common. I dive into defining impostor syndrome and some personal stories of my own and others in my field. Spoiler

Episode 8: Michael Halliday

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Michael Halliday has been a staple in the Central Ohio art community for years with an incredible body of large, colorful works. Hear Michael’s amazing story about loss, addiction, and

Episode 7: Melanie Dancy

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It was a long time coming, but I finally got time to sit down with the lovely and bubbly, Melanie Dancy! This Columbus-born and Nashville-raised actress and singer battles anxiety

Episode 6: Kieve Rodeheaver

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What happens when you put an introvert and extrovert in a room together? We talk about naps…. Kieve is a local podcaster, artist, and LGBTQ+ advocate with an awesome perspective

Episode 5: Social Anxiety

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I wanted to give an update on how I’ve been working on my social anxiety! Here, I talk about how I faced my fear of public speaking and how I

Episode 4: Nikki Shrestha

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Nikki Shrestha is a local Columbus multi-media artist with an affinity for abstract art and media. I got a chance to talk with her about how she puts her depression

Episode 3: Brittni Tiefenthal (Starr)

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I sit down with Brittni Tiefenthal of Deep Valley Crafts about how she powered through her anxiety to take her embroidery hobby into a full-blown business. Hear her tips and

Episode 2: Heather Omara

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I sat down with a Columbus creative who does it all: performs, paints, and runs businesses! Heather and I talk about performance anxiety and the grip that doubt has on

Episode 1: Welcome!

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Welcome to the first episode of AWA! In this, I want to showcase the awesome creatives of Central Ohio, while bringing to light the mental struggles that they face with