From Bullying to BLM with Eboni Fisher
About the episode
In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories, Eboni talks about her experience with social anxiety, bullying, and self-harm. Eboni shares that although she experienced anxiety as early as 11 years old, she didn’t have guidance from the adults in her life on how to find support. Living away from her mother and attending online school to escape the bullying, Eboni was forced to learn independence at a young age, which allowed her to seek a diagnosis and treatment on her own. Today, Eboni continues to navigate her anxiety, noting that song writing, and shadow work continue to help her heal. To listen to Eboni’s music, visit www.soundcloud.com/ebonifisher.
About the guest
Eboni is a young BIPOC queer singer, songwriter, actor, and mental health advocate. In recent years, Eboni has written and performed an original piece titled “I Can’t Breathe” to raise awareness amid the Black Lives Matter movement during Pride, as well as at the Juneteenth Freedom March in 2021.
"I really want to be the person that I never had to look up to...For a kid to look and be like ‘oh this person looks like me, they have the same colour skin as me, they’re talking about all these issues that my family doesn’t talk about. "