Addiction is one of the most common experiences people will face, yet is still one of the taboo things to be discussed openly. Thank fuck for writer Tawny Lara, who speaks with an infectious candour that’d make Keith Richards blush. Lara contributes to the Huffington Post and is the founder of SobrieTea Party. Throughout her writing, Lara muses about her experiences regarding alcoholism, dating, anxiety, therapy, and more.

Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Lara about confronting addiction through introspection, dealing with anxiety and depressing through therapy, the cloudiness of dating, and upcoming projects. Check out their conversation below.

“When I write about things from personal experiences, I write with my current perspective looking back.”

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