Indhira Rojas is the founder of Anxy, a new magazine that de-stigmatizes emotional struggles and normalizes the fears we all have.  She shares the story behind starting Anxy, when she realized her feelings of worthlessness were driving her into the ground.
I Tried to Prove Myself to the World 
I awoke suddenly with a tightness in my chest. It must have been around 3 a.m. I could feel my heart pounding really fast and my mind racing with desperate thoughts. As I lay there, looking at the pitch black ceiling, a question emerged: “What am I doing?”
At the time I was teaching interaction design at CCA, running a design studio in San Francisco, and starting a co-working space abroad, in my home town of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with a few local friends. My days were spent running around from one thing to another without even an instant for myself. I was busy, busy, busy — crazy-making busy.
I was also tired. Exhausted.
Who was I doing all this for? My parents are not the type who put pressure on me or try to dictate what I should or shouldn’t do with my professional life. My husband has always been supportive of all my endeavors. No one was forcing


Originally published at

Stay Connected

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter below.