There's a certain 60-year-old somebody in my life who's constantly bemoaning my generation's "obsession" with talking about our mental health, to which I'm often tempted to respond, "How's that repression and shame treating you?"
It's not her fault the feels make her cringe, of course, but hopefully hers will be the last generation to internalize such stigma.
IMO, this interest in mental health—and the permission it's given us all to express the full spectrum of human emotions—is the best thing to happen to the world since avocados met toast.
Now, one woman's quest to bring the taboo topic further into the light has manifested the coolest pop culture mashup to date: Nike's new AirMax 270 React "In My Feels" shoe.
现在，一位女士寻求进一步揭露这个禁忌话题，她的追求显示了迄今最酷的流行文化混搭：耐克新款鞋AirMax 270 React“在我的感受中”。
Liz Beecroft, the shoe's designer, is the ultimate millennial multi-hyphenate.
She's a psychotherapist, a sneakerhead, and an influencer who is raising awareness around mental health issues not just because of her profession but also because of her own personal experiences with anxiety and depression.
In a personal piece penned for Teen Vogue, Beecroft describes how her love of sports—basketball, specifically—dovetailed into her first experience with anxiety.
While at sleepover basketball camp, she had a panic attack, which was the first of many she would have over the years.
Later, in her 20s, she experienced depression after a breakup, which led her back to therapy and, eventually, to her career as a psychotherapist.
Even once credentialed to help others, however, depression and anxiety followed Beecroft as she struggled with the pressures of her second career as a streetwear social media influencer.
Hence, the sneakers were born. "My goal with all of this is to let everyone know that understanding our feelings are valid and we don't have to suffer alone. It's okay to feel the feels," Beecroft said in a statement, per Hypebae.