May is Mental Health Awareness month, and while most of the world is stuck inside, observing the self isolation rules, mental health is of utmost importance for us to consider. Taylor Castro has released a song which not only reveals her own deeply personal struggles with OCD and mental health, but also encourages others to do the same.
“I had tried to stuff my OCD back down inside me and I didn’t want to write about it.” says Castro. “I felt like I wasn’t being true and it was time to address my issues on this record. OCD presents a constant fear and paranoia, so I want ‘Girl, Afraid’ to be a comfort for people who suffer from it as I do. I dug much deeper, not just out of growth but out of curiosity.”
In conjunction with releasing this song, Castro encouraged her considerable Instagram fanbase to share their own stories of mental health and wellbeing struggles with each other, using the hashtags #beaprincessagain and #royalsoul, taken from ‘Girl, Afraid’ ‘s poignant lyrics. This is one way in which we can see people using their platform in order to further the mental health conversation at a crucial moment in world history. Taylor Castro is a remarkable person for doing so, and ‘Girl, Afraid’ is a beautiful song in its own right.
Watch the video for ‘Girl, Afraid’ below and remember to get join in the conversation on Instagram using the hashtags #beaprincessagain and #royalsoul