Livia O on How She Protects Her Mental Health as An Artist & Self-Talk To Use for Anxiety

“Being a female producer and engineer in the industry poses a lot of issues with imposter syndrome and just generally being unrecognized for your work. Every female or non-binary producer I know has an experience where they have been assumed to just be a singer/songwriter, or has been subordinated around cis-male producers, among other things. Sometimes it’s really hard to deal with feeling like you don’t belong in a space, and that’s why it’s so important to me that I do whatever I can to improve female representation in the music industry in roles like production and entrepreneurship.”

On Seasonal Depression

After all the fall festivities and the joy and warmth of the holiday season, the shorter days and longer nights of snow and rain can wear on a person. Colder climates are tough for everyone, in body as well as in mind. It all can nonetheless be an isolative feeling, despite its pervasive nature and the severity with which it can manifest itself. Indeed, sometimes the post-holiday slump can be something more. Sometimes, it can be seasonal depression.