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Using fear to fuel change

I’ve suffered from anxiety for many years and wrote about my worst moments and how I got better right here on Medium.

My anxiety will never completely disappear. I’ve come to terms with that. But recently I realised how much of a positive change anxiety has had on me. Don’t misunderstand me. It’s a terrible, debilitating condition that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. But now I have it under control, I can see how it’s helped me form strengths I didn’t know existed.

I’m more empathetic to people’s circumstances and more open with people. I’ve had some truly beautiful moments sharing mental health stories with others. In some ways I feel a bit more fearless.

So I made a decision. A decision I hope will help create positive change.

I believe in the power of design to create positive change — so I’ve decided to start a design studio. On a very small scale. And with one major difference to many other studios. I will only take on projects that are trying to make a positive change in the world. I know this will greatly reduce my potential client base.

But here’s the thing. Life is too short — why spend time helping sell products that people don’t need. I want to work on life changing things. Projects that help the climate. Or research illnesses. Or raise money for clean water.

If you know anyone doing positive things, that needs design help please get in contact.

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