I’m going to appear in The Observer magazine on Sunday, (inside The Guardian.) I was interviewed recently by journalist Rachel Cooke in relation to my experiences with anxiety. The article is great and I’m excited to see it in print. I really hope it encourages others to get support and to be honest if they’re struggling.
I’m a little worried about the photographs though.. (I haven’t seen them.) Mainly because I wasn’t allowed to smile. The photographer asked me to ‘look thoughful and reserved.’ However, seeing as I’m not a professional I had no clue what to do and I’m worried that I might look like a ‘poser’ or seem really vain. Fortunately I’ll be on holiday when it comes out so I won’t be able to look at it!
For anyone who does read it here’s a disclaimer: I wasn’t trying to look like a model and I’m certainly not a poser. What you’re looking at is my; “Oh God I bet I look like a right idiot” face.
Anxiety UK’s CEO Nicky Lidbetter is also interviewed and she describes her previous struggles with Agrophobia and Panic Disorder.
I’m so pleased that a broadsheet publication is highlighting the Anxiety conditions that some people suffer with. It’s really worth a read if you’re interested.