Brooklyn, New York.
I am sensitive.
I am intense.
I am in flux.
> “We have a particular way of communicating with one another and usually feelings are left out of that.”
> “We were so close growing up, it’s kind of like when you plant trees too close together and they grow around each other.
> “I’m moved by teamwork.”
> “I have scars in a lot of places.”
> “I was the butchest child.”
> “I was looking for ways to explain what I was feeling.”
> “Allowing myself to be seen by the people in my life fully has made it a lot easier to feel comfortable.”
> “I got drunk and played on some dude’s piano in the subway like 6 months month ago.”
> “Being able to tell somebody that you’re hurting and that it’s hard right now is sometimes all it takes to feel just a tiny bit lighter.”
As a person who struggles with depression and anxiety, Amelia Christensen’s life has been a rollercoaster of figuring things out inside her brain and her soul. She is tough. She is sensitive. She is a carpenter. She is a millennial. And, she sees numbers as colors.
Amelia Miyuki Christensen is a Brooklyn based, process oriented designer and fabricator. Her passion lies in creating forms from wood. [more ...]
> What is a fabricator? How did her passion for wood begin?
> How she found out she had depression
> Self-harm as a coping mechanism
> How imagining the future was a turning point
> What “gender non-conforming” means
> When she knew she was cool
> Advice for people in the thick of depression
> Anxiety as evidence of wanting to live
> Living with Synesthesia – colors as numbers
Major Conversation Highlights:
> Why 13-22 years old was hard time for Amelia
> When she lost her sh#t
> What makes her cry
> What “emotional overwhelm” is
> Amelia’s coming out story
> What Crista was like as a coach
> How does someone with depression keep going?
> Why she is open about menstruation
> Amelia’s 7 line Brave Pitch
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