For the first time many people are able to see what having anxiety really feels like, it is a horrible feeling to experience and it is often very hard to explain to someone lucky enough not to have it.
These are some very representative portraits by someone who actually has experienced anxiety. It gives a glimpse for those who have loved ones going through anxiety, to understand what they are going through.
Photography student Katie Joy Crawford knows what it feels like to be anxious. We’re not talking about just hand-wringing anxious — you know, the kind of anxious you feel when you’re waiting to hear back from a job you want, or a person you like.
We’re talking about full body, anxious. Anxious for no identifiable reason, anxious. Anxious about everything. Anxious all the time.
And it started young. “I had my first panic attack when I was 11,” she told Hello Giggles in an interview.