“Mental illness is not a joke it's a real thing. There's kids out there killing themselves. And it's fucking horrific. For all those struggling I want you to know that I love you and I understand you and it is going to be okay. That's all.”
"There is often a generational transfer of trauma, and that is what first generation youth are dealing with. Feeling ashamed of who you are or feeling pressured to be someone you are not is not your burden to carry. We each deserve to be nourished and supported to be the best version of ourselves."
Relationship issues, divorce, family problems, toxic environments, job search difficulties, and questionable friendships are just some factors that contribute to this generation’s overwhelming experience of shame, depression, confusion, anxiety, and deep sadness.
Amanda De Cadenet—founder of GirlGaze, host of her own talk show The Conversation, and author of It’s Messy: on Boys, Boobs, and Badass Women—tells Beyond The Interview what parents of today need to be aware of, and how both men and women can move forward in a post-#MeToo world.
Calling from Lena Dunham's West Hollywood outpost, the writer-director-artist Laurie Simmons speaks about her new film "My Art," the power of make-believe and dress-up, and why you should never call her an actress.
"I think there should just be more people of color in museums and big collections. You never really see people depicted that look like yourself or you and your family. Every time you see them, they're a servant or slave. I definitely want to be part of changing that."
"I hope women move away from this falsity that lies on social media. We’re all guilty of it. We all take photos that aren’t really us," says Lauren Martin, creator of the popular website and Instagram account Words of Women.