About the blog
Anxious Lass is a mental health blog, focusing on social anxiety by Somerset blogger, Kelly Jean.
After painstakingly scouring the internet for websites/articles related to Social Anxiety, I kept landing on super medical resources, written by professionals that just made me feel alienated. I desperately wanted something I could actually relate to! I wanted to know that other people with Social Anxiety struggled with checkout lines and automatically assumed that any laughter coming from anywhere was definitely directing at them. I wanted to know that I wasn’t the only one who worried about people looking out of their windows at me when I walked down a street. I wanted to know I wasn’t alone.
Starting a mental health blog and writing about my experiences in a personal way has helped me connect with so many people who also have Social Anxiety and now I definitely know that my experiences aren’t uncommon.
I have suffered with Social Anxiety since I was a toddler. I couldn’t play with all the other kids at play school and my anxiety just got worse and worse to the point I spent 6 months at a time indoors, couldn’t open the curtains and hid under the window sill every time someone would come to the door. I was finally diagnosed with a severe social anxiety disorder at 14.
After lots of CBT and exposure therapy and generally just kicking the shit out of my anxiety I am a much more confident person. I still get anxious often but I now have the tools I need to manage it better.
I created this mental health blog to help other people and to have a safe place to vent about the trials of social anxiety.
A little about me
My name is Kel and I was born in a small industrial town on the border of North Wales/North West of England, but now I reside in a much more pleasant area in Somerset. I live with my amazing partner, Shay, who is literally the loveliest person I’ve ever met and he makes me laugh so hard my belly is constantly aching. We have the most gorgeous identical twin boys, Daegun and Caden. I have my own photography business which is really hard work but it has pushed me into meeting new people and being generally more confident than I ever expected to be.
I’m a metalhead and a huge horror fan and I also love to cook.
My inbox is always open if you need some advice or just want someone to vent to, contact me if you want someone to talk to!