Hi! I'm Rachel
Here's the relevant stuff:
I've had social anxiety my entire life and depression since middle school. I grew up unaware of my anxiety and wasn't diagnosed until my sophomore year of high school.
Unfortunately, social anxiety is wildly misunderstood and often mistaken as shy. Hopefully, I can explain here what I often can't explain in person. I want to shed some light on social anxiety, both what it's like and how to help someone living with it.
Here's the fun stuff:
I'm 21 and a senior at Cornerstone University. I study creative writing and aspire to be a young adult author. I love nature, art, and anything that captivates my childlike sense of wonder. Oh, and birds, but maybe you already guessed that.
P.S. I have a nonfiction short story published about my past with self harm, you can check it out here. I also have my official author website here, where you can find a complete list of my published works as well as my blog of writing and creativity advice.