Rebecca Lee Douglas
Rebecca is a freelance journalist and multimedia producer.
Her stories focus on mental health and intersectional feminism.
She has Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is sometimes super crappy, but is usually ok with therapy, sunshine, exercise, and friendship.
Besides talking about mental health and feminism, Rebecca enjoys the following things: all types of cheese (except for blue cheese - ew), dogs, napping, being outside, comedy, sour gummy candy, and horror films.
You can learn more about her here.
Catherine is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York who specializes in supporting dancers and athletes through injury, stress, burnout and career change. At her Manhattan-based private practice and as the Social Worker for The Dancers’ Resource at The Actors Fund, Catherine provides individual and group counseling, referrals, and advocacy services to dancers of all disciplines.
Since 2005, Catherine has treated adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, anxiety, and histories of trauma, most recently at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Jewish Child Care Association.
Catherine is also Rebecca's real life "friendapist" and has graciously and thoughtfully listened to Rebecca's worries and thought spirals since they met at Barnard College in 2008. She is the best and is also very pretty. She enjoys hiking, corgis, "Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell," and the music of Kanye West.
Ian is a lovely human man with very cool sunglasses (evidence to the left). When he's not podcasting, Ian makes his living as a science writer, editor, and communications professional.
He is a very good friend, except for when you sit next to him at comedy shows, and his laugh is way louder than everyone else's, and people stare at you.
If you're interested in hearing more of Ian's jolly baritone, check out Menagerie, Ian's monthly podcast about animals, their stories, and how we interact with them.
Sarah is a freelance journalist and recently graduated from Columbia Journalism School. Her work focuses on disabilities and how it intersects with gender, politics, and class.
She has depression, anxiety, and PTSD. For most of her life, she has coped with her mental health issues by ignoring them, and putting her attention and energy everyone elsewhere. But things came crashing down for her in 2015, which catalyzed her to finally see a therapist for the first time in her life. And now she is much better at dealing with her diagnoses.
Sarah also has cerebral palsy, which affects her speech and movement. But she says that the obstacles presented by depression, anxiety, and PTSD are far worse than those presented by her physical disabilities.
She achieves happiness whenever she's in the sun, working out, and/or with good company. You can find out more about her here.