Name: Kenzie Brenna
Fav thing about your city: There is currently a lot of acting opportunities here!
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I can say the ABC's backwards!
What is your connection to mental illness?
I've combated anxiety, depression, eating disorders and a body image disorder called Body Dysmorphic Disorder for a long, long time.
How have you overcome your struggles?
By 1. Recognizing I can be Kenzie without an eating disorder, without anxiety, without BDD. That was SO hard for me to conceptualize before. I didn't understand that they didn't complete me or make up who I was. I can be interesting without them and I can be interested in things that have nothing to do with them. That was life changing.
2. By being incredibly open and honest to people about what I was going through. Even when I didn't want to.
What has been your greatest success so far?
Creating a community that is allowed to discuss such things! Having a safe and comfortable space for all these humans to just be themselves.
Who is a Role Model to you?
A role model for me personally is someone who is living truly to themselves. Someone who knows what it is that lights a fire in their heart and listens to it.
How do you spend your Self-Care Sunday?
Movement, pizza, movies, cleaning my room, face masks, baths, green smoothies, ice cream and possibly a late brunch with mimosas!