Hello! I’m Anika AKA Pixie

I am an academic, advocate, and mentor. I’ve studied psychology, sociology, adolescence, feminism and gender, and media studies within and outside of universities for more than twenty years. I have a Master’s degree in Social Science and I stay current with research journals and literature.

I am also an avid consumer of pop culture. I use my fandom to express myself, to build and foster community, and to create connections with my audience.

My research interests are in the portrayal of trauma and mental health in mainstream media and the complexities of narrative therapy in practice.

Mental Health in the Movies

Academic Research

Personal Essays

More coming soon.