Ashley Tisdale on Her Experience with Anxiety and Depression, Launching Freshe, and More

June 14, 2021
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Ashley Tisdale has starred in wildly popular shows and TV movies, playing every character from an enterprising teen as Maddie Fitzpatrick in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” to a scene-stealing antagonist as Sharpay Evans in “High School Musical.”

But now, she’s stepping into a new role as a health and wellness industry trailblazer. 

As the founder of the health, wellness, and beauty site, Frenshe, she’s disrupting a saturated content market by rejecting unattainable beauty standards, confronting mental health stigmas, and opening up about her own self-love journey.

On this week’s episode of WorkParty, host Jaclyn Johson chats with Ashley Tisdale about launching Frenshe, her experience with anxiety and depression, and more.

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On cultivating a genuine community online…

“You can’t create an authentic audience unless you are authentic yourself.”

On opening up about her experience with anxiety and depression…

“If I’m going to be promoting health and well-being, why would I not talk about my own personal journey?”

On navigating missteps and mistakes…

“Yes, sometimes you fail, but it’s how you get back up.”

“It’s horrible and you feel such a failure, but you don’t know where that moment is going to lead you to.”

On loving yourself and combating body-shaming…

“When you can love yourself is when you can love another.”

“If we can start to really love ourselves and our bodies, maybe we won’t be so judgmental over other’s bodies.”

On launching during COVID…

“It was kind of the weirdest timing launching in this moment, but in a moment where we’re isolated and we want so badly to connect, I just felt like it was the perfect time.”

On defining success…

“I think of success as being everything as a whole, your family life, your personal life, what you do. It’s not about numbers and judging yourself based on what works and doesn’t work.”

On switching to a non-toxic lifestyle…

“The only way to change to non-toxic is to know it’s a lifestyle, not a diet, and so it’s never good to just jump all the way in.”

On her best advice for new entrepreneurs…

“Think of yourself as a start-up until you’re not.”

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