Meet The Team
Paris Hoxton - Founder / Editor
Firstly, I should say that I'm not French. Not in the slightest. Being called Paris, I suppose have somehow adopted the odd French word here or there...
ANYWAY, I am an actor/ writer from London. I graduated from drama school a few years ago and have since been exploring both sides of the industry.
So, why 'One Way Or Another' you ask? Well, I wanted to start this blog in hope to reach out to those that maybe need a leg up in some tough times. I'd love the blog to be a place people can come to for a source of light in their not so bright days.
For me, mental illness is something that has been a massive part of my life, having lived with depression from the age of 15 and after a very difficult time whilst training, I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 at the age of 19. With the right treatment I am now able to manage my disorder and have been very well and stable for the past two years, which is awesome. But, of course, I understand that it isn't easy and that it can take a long time to find the right treatment and the right lifestyle to help you get through what you need to. Which is why you are here!
I think it's so important and am very open to speak about my mental health, as I know that seeing someone that has been through it all and come out the other side, can be very reassuring.
Keep fighting, explore the site and remember that it does get better.
Emily Mary - Writer / Editor
I’m Emily. I love Films. I love Reading. I’ve just started Archery lessons. And I’m utterly obsessed with Hallowe’en.
However, most importantly my passion is music. All different kinds of music. I love the way it makes me feel. How I can hear one song and instantly it takes me back to a different time - a memory. Or one song can completely change my mood.
Music is the food of the soul. Whatever your career, whatever passions you have, whatever life you choose to lead - music is the worlds one unity.
When it comes to Mental Health, I think music is really important. It can help you to understand that you’re not alone. What you’re feeling isn’t the first time that someone has felt that way, and it won’t be the last. It’s easy to relate to music.
Alternatively, when you need to be distracted from your own mind, or you need to be lifted up and reminded that everything is going to be okay, there’s music.
I’ve put together a few playlists that I think are perfect for the different phases of our mental health. Feel free to give them a listen, or take the songs that you like, and make a playlist of your own, maybe add in some more songs that help you.Anyway, give ‘em a listen. I hope the dark doesn’t last too long. Remember: light always prevails. Xoxo