Our friend Craig Gross (founder of XXX Church and author of Open) has been a supporter of To Write Love on Her Arms since the early days, when there was little more than a blog on Myspace. Recently, he invited our founder Jamie Tworkowski to sit down and catch up over coffee at a San Diego diner for his “Open 24/7” video series. In this candid conversation, they chat about “the easy stuff”—favorite albums, surfing—as well as the heavier stuff—break-ups, depression, counseling.
“I’m thankful that I’ve gone to counseling, I’m thankful that I take medicine, I’m thankful that I’ve gotten more comfortable being honest,” Jamie shares. “Depression isn’t just this idea that happens somewhere in the world. It’s not just this topic that shows up in our mission statement, but it is personal for me, and it’s personal for some folks I know and love.”
You can watch the full episode of their conversation below.