About the Brave Grey Cat

My name is Alya, I am 24 years old and I live in the north-east of Italy, not too far from Venice. I graduated in Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights in 2017 and I am now taking a master’s degree in History and International Diplomacy. I have always loved writing and I have collaborated with various magazines since 2016.

I have been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks since I was 15. After graduating university, I felt that it was time for me to do something about my disorder, which often makes me feel like it will always be impossible for me to function like a normal human being. Having always loved writing, I thought that opening a blog where to share my experience would be beneficial to me, and hopefully to those who live in a situation similar to mine. I know we all feel very alone sometimes.

On here, I will try to talk about what living with anxiety is like, how it affects my daily life and how I try to deal with it. But not only: I also wish to share my interests and random daily thoughts, anything that keeps me feeling alive and positive towards the future.

The Brave Grey Cat is actually my best friend. You’ll hear a lot of him 😊