Hi, I’m Mary Anne!
Yours Truly, Mary Anne is my small business that started with my love of writing–specifically letters and puns, at just 10 years old! At that time, I sold pencils to my classmates at recess to fund my stationery and sticker collections, enjoyed making my friends and family handmade gifts, and fell in love with writing after reading Shel Silverstein’s book, Where the Sidewalk Ends.
In my 20s, I found myself doodling all over my notes to help me understand my Health Science classes, wrote only college essays, worked at a stationery store, and even opened my own Etsy shop selling handmade jewelry–but something still didn’t feel quite right, I wasn’t fully enjoying what I love. During this time, I started therapy and discovered what it was like to feel seen in a safe space and understand that I wasn’t alone in my mental health journey. I finally began to uncover the parts of me I missed, the ones that my 10 year old self loved so much.
Now, my inner child and I are extremely grateful to be able to say we are finally doing it! I am writing my own puns and letters, creating illustrations to go along with them, and making these gifts just for you. My hope is to normalize conversations about mental health through my products, which are full of reminders I need myself.
I am a lifelong learner, and am pursuing a master’s in social work to gain invaluable experiences as a mental health worker and learn skills that I’d also like to translate into my work here. My favorite part about this small business is being able to connect all my passions together while continuing this journey of lifelong healing and prioritizing mental health with amazing people like you.
My designs, writing and products are inspired by the places we travel through our inner worlds, the destinations we dare dream about, and the people we connect with through this lifelong journey home to ourselves. The reminders you come across here are all something I needed to hear myself along the way, only discovered once I began to unpack what weighed me down.
My hopes for Yours Truly, Mary Anne
I strive to celebrate what it means to be human—mistakes, fears, joys and all, and invite curiosity to uncover the beautiful parts of what makes us who we are.
I know that this journey can get uncomfortable at times, and continually showing up for yourself takes courage. I am here to offer you compassion (and hopefully a few laughs to lift your spirits) during this time we have crossed paths.
Come, join me and stay for as long as you need. There are so many adventures and laughs we have yet to experience.