“What makes [How Am I Feeling?] so relatable is that it thrives on submissions! With each post, you know that it was inspired or created by someone else, so, when you can relate to a post, you can feel like you are not alone in this world.”
Est. in 2015, HAIF first began as a self reflection exercise. Shortly after, the name “How Am I Feeling?” left the notebook pages and became a platform, a blog first then later followed by the Instagram, for people to share their experiences about mental health and emotions. It now exists as a resource for anyone looking for a community or a place to share their story.
HAIF is run by Julia, a 20-something year old Southern California native who has lived with anxiety for most of her life. She often uses art & writing as a way to cope with the mental-monkey-chatter.