Anxy Issue #3: The Boundaries Issue is here!

Our third issue of Anxy is here! Order yours now; they ship July 30th!

What’s inside The Boundaries Issue?



Open Mike Eagle on Genre-Hopping

“I live in this constant anxious thought that everything is going to be taken away from me.”

 Anxy Magazine Open Mike Eagle Interview


Fabiola Jean-Louis on History

“I’m thinking about a scenario where life is respected. Where there is no slavery, there is no injustice, there’s none of these things that have happened to us.”

Anxy Magazine Fabiola Jean-Louis Interview


A collection of reflective, intimate essays



Samantha Irby on Anxiety

“Hello 911? I’ve barricaded myself in the bedroom because the cleaning service came before I could think of a reason I needed to leave the house for an hour and forty-five minutes.”

 anxy magazine samantha irby essay


Dayna Evans on Silence

“In choosing to share these secrets, my mother crossed another boundary, exposing private family matters to people who felt obligated to plead ignorance.”

 anxy magazine dayna evans essay


Odalis García on Family
“By sticking together the way we did, we carried with us the Cuba my family was forced to leave behind. If we were together, then nothing could tear us apart.”

 Anxy Magazine Odalis Garcia Essay


Alana Hope Levinson on Broken Homes
“I didn’t think any sane person would want to live next to their ex.”

anxy magazine alana hope levinson essay


Incisive, thoughtful reporting that gets to the core of the issues  


Eric Reidy
“The government even refused to refer to people fleeing the Syrian war as ‘refugees,’ opting instead for euphemistic ‘displaced people’—blurring the legal boundaries around their obligations.”

 anxy magazine eric reidy dispatch


Floricel Liborio Ramos
“I don’t know where they had been hiding, but suddenly there were seven ICE officers, all in uniform.”

Anxy Magazine ICE detention dispatch


Compelling photo essays and illustration that bring boundaries to life


Paola de Grenet
“A neurologist once told us he was fascinated that she ‘presents as normal.’ So very close to what we all pass for, but in the end, her brain creates a boundary she cannot cross, a line that forks the path to the future.”

Anxy Magazine Paola de Grenet photo essay


Jessica Chou
“For the younger generation, Paris By Night provides a sense of their history and the world their parents grew up in, even if some of the flashy costumes and Liberace-styled acts are occasionally met with an eye-roll.”

Anxy Magazine Jessica Chou photo essay


Gary Moskowitz
When I was a kid I was scared of barbers so my mom cut my hair. As I got older, I realized that barbers could actually be hair therapists. But they could also make things So. Much. Worse.”

Anxy Magazine Gary Moskowtiz comic


Franziska Wittlede and Amazon Turk Workers
What happens when you ask random strangers to draw their boundaries?

 Anxy Magazine Amazon Turk Workers


Pictures from our launch event at Designers + Geeks in San Francisco (thanks to Yelp for the space!)


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Katie MacBride is a freelance journalist, essayist, and co-founder and associate editor of Anxy magazine. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vice, Playboy, and The Daily Beast, among other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @msmacb

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