Our newest barista, Natalie Rodriguez, is a gifted writer and digital video director-producer with a cause to share. She wants people to become more aware of a great and growing affliction of our youth, and you can help her get that message out into the world.
Please join Natalie’s crowdfunding project on Seed and Spark to finance and create
The narrative follows the story of three college students navigating their way through the music, writing, and photography scenes. When one of them experiences a panic attack. they begin revisiting their history with mental health. ERICA strives to complete a long overdue photography project from high school but who struggles to find balance and closure from her past due to her ongoing battle with panic attacks. She befriends a classmate, BIANCA, a writer who has trauma issues of her own. They meet ALEX, a fellow student and musician who is also struggling with anxiety.
A recent New York Times Magazine article entitled “The Kids Who Can’t” states that, “Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one third of both adolescents and adults, according to the Nation Institute of Mental Health.”
Natalie’s film, “The Extraordinary Ordinary,” has a simple yet powerful message: You are not alone.” Young people, the subject of her film, learn they can deal with their disorders by reaching out to others for the help and support they need. It’s a simple, beautiful gift, and has great healing power.
Here’s a short introduction to “The Extraordinary Ordinary,” where you can meet Natalie and see her describe it herself:
Please click on the arrow in the center of the screen below to watch:
Do you know someone who suffers from an anxiety disorder? Like me, you probably do. Wouldn’t you like to help raise consciousness about this terrible affliction? Then please click here to join the Seed and Spark campaign and make a contribution to this feature film. Learn how you can help, and what’s in it for you.