“Other patrons just couldn’t understand why I found hot cheese so upsetting.”
Today we’re talking to Jonatha Kottler – writer, reader, and dangerous woman – about depression, anxiety and upsetting hot cheese. Jonatha’s performing as part of our Edinburgh Science Festival event on Sun 1st April.
On her mental health.
I have a family history of depression and anxiety. Many of my family members struggle with these issues.
I write a fair bit about my own life, and my mental health is always present in what I write.
On the lighter side of life.
I wrote about this recently! I was very depressed and crying in a fondue restaurant, and the other patrons just couldn’t understand why I found hot cheese so upsetting.
On defining herself.
I suppose I’d like people to know that mental health is one colour of thread in the tapestry of my life. Sometimes it’s the biggest part of the picture, sometimes it’s in the background, but it’s always there, woven into who I am.
On what she’s up to.
I’m excited to have a piece in the forthcoming Marbles
#3 and also in the upcoming Listen Softly London
volume on Hardship.