Your Anxiety Is Valid: A Playlist For When You’re Going Through It


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No one can deny that these are stressful times. Young people face not only their personal issues but triggering social issues that seem to increase every day. The empathy this generation has is mind-boggling, taking on each humanitarian issue as their own while learning boundaries to protect their peace. 

This playlist is a celebration…

…of the journey everyone is on to manage their anxiety. To remind you that your feelings are valid and demand to be felt. Feel them and then come up with solutions to regulate them. Invalidating your own sadness, frustration and anger won’t get you very far, the only way out is through. Here’s the good news, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 


— 4 My girls

Each song deals with a different stressor… 

… finding and keeping love (Supalonely), fear of abandonment (Gonna Love Me), Societal issues relating to economic disparity and racism (Your Teeth In My Neck, Heard ‘Em Say) and even the pressure of fitting in (All My Friends).

Yet there is always a reason to hope and a reminder to reach out and seek help. Speak to your close friends (Girl)??, do some introspection, journaling and find out who you are (Phases), remind yourself that you do have a bright future ahead of you (Touch the Sky) and to never forget to enjoy the freedom and joy that comes with being young (Young Hearts Run free).

Playlist Breakdown

  1. When the party’s over – James Blake [Covers EP]
  2. Afterthought – Joji & BENEE [Nectar]
  3. Normal Girl – SZA [Ctrl]
  4. I Gotta Find Peace of Mind – Lauryn Hill [MTV unplugged No. 2.0]
  5. Rose in the Dark – Cleo Sol [Rose in the Dark]
  6. Gonna Love Me – Teyana Taylor [K.T.S.E]
  7. Girl – Destiny’s Child [Destiny Fulfilled]
  8. No Service – Flozigg (feat. Poet22) [Burgundy EP]
  9. Heard ‘Em Say – Kanye West (feat. Adam Levine) [Late Registration]
  10. All My Friends – Snakeships (feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper) [Single]
  11. Broke – Ari Lennox (feat. JID) [Shea Butter Baby]
  12. Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse [Back to Black]
  13. Supalonely – BENEE (feat. Gus Dapperton) [Stella & Steve EP]
  14. Your Teeth In My Neck – Kali Uchis [Isolation]
  15. Phases – Majid Jordan [Single]
  16. Touch the Sky – Kanye West (feat. Lupe Fiasco) [Late Registration]
  17. Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton [Single]

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