Written by admin on August 26 2020
Ashley Tisdale has worn many hats during her long career: actress (we all loved her in the High School Musical movies), singer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Now she’s ready to take on the role of wellness expert and blogger. She’s launching Frenshe, a health, wellness, and beauty blog that’s derived from her married name, Ashley French.
Tisdale was inspired to create the blog to share what she’s learned about wellness, self-love, and body positivity after struggling with anxiety and depression for years. She promises to be honest and vulnerable and get real about a lot of taboo topics. (Plastic surgery is one thing she wants to talk about.)
We got to chat with Tisdale about her new venture, how she’s been taking care of her mental health during quarantine, and her self-care tips.
What was your inspiration for Frenshe? Why did you want to launch it?
The last couple of years, I’ve been very open about my mental health journey with my album Symptoms and finally was able to be vulnerable with my fans. Because even though I have social media, I’ve always kept a very separate private life and sharing almost everything at the same time. Over the last couple of years, with my anxiety and things that I had gone through—when I had taken over my makeup company and the pressure and the stress of that—I was seeing a lot of doctors, holistic and non-holistic. Unfortunately with Illuminate [ed. note: her makeup brand], I just got to the point where I couldn’t keep going the way I was going because it wasn’t good for my health. I looked back, and I said, “Gosh, it’s either going to be the biggest lesson of taking over something like this or a big success.” And to be honest, it was a big lesson. But it led me to this moment, which was creating Frenshe, the health-and-wellness blog of talking about my journey. I’m someone who always likes to dig deeper into health. I don’t like to jump to medicine on everything. It’s been a journey and a process. I’ve learned so much from all of the experts that I’ve been to.