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Anna Akana Reveals That Music Saved Her Life & It's How Her Debut Single 'Intervention' Was Born

Anna Akana Reveals That Music Saved Her Life & It's How Her Debut Single 'Intervention' Was Born

Anna Akana just dropped the most breathtaking music video for her first single, “Intervention”.

This marks the 29-year-old influencer, and actress’s first foray into the music world.

“I had a scary phase last year when I became convinced I was going to kill myself,” Anna shared with Billboard about the decision to go into music.

“Therapy wasn’t working, I was off my meds, and I was ready to die. I even had a plan,” she adds. “And in the same way that comedy helped me 10 years ago to pull through after the death of my sister, music is what pulled me up from my low point last year.”

Anna continued, “I also feel like I’m more of an adult woman now, and I want to start conveying deeper messages and discussing more important issues, and I think music is an amazing way to do that. I’m happy I can do it!”

Anna‘s forthcoming album, Casualty, expected later this year.

Merrell Twins, Niki DeMartino & Anna Akana Win Big at Streamy Awards 2018

Merrell Twins, Niki DeMartino & Anna Akana Win Big at Streamy Awards 2018

Veronica and Vanessa Merrell match their looks for the 2018 Streamy Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday night (October 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The twins picked up the Lifestyle award at the event, while Niki DeMartino accepted the Fashion award on behalf of her and twin sis, Gabi, who wasn’t at the show.

Actress Anna Akana was also honored at the show, picking up the Acting in a Drama award for Youth & Consequences.

Other stars at the ceremony included LaurDIY, Alisha Marie, Alex Wassabi, Tana Mongeau, Teala Dunn, Alessandra DeMartino, Sophie Beem, Remi Cruz, and Trevor Moran.

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Colleen Ballinger, Alisha Marie, Rosanna Pansino & More Step Out for Vidcon 2018

Colleen Ballinger, Alisha Marie, Rosanna Pansino & More Step Out for Vidcon 2018

Rosanna Pansino steps out in a super cute floral dress for day one at 2018 Vidcon held at Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday (June 21) in Anaheim, Calif.

The chef, influencer and actress joined her Escape The Night 3 costars including Joey Graceffa, Patrick Gomez, Guava Juice, Safiya Nygaard, MatPat, Nikita Dragun, Manny MUA, Teala Dunn and Colleen Ballinger on the Community Stage.

Colleen also met up with Erika Bennett, Anna Akana, Shan Boody, Ashly Perez, and Karina Garcia for the ‘Boss Women Who Kick Ass’ panel.

Alisha Marie is also pictured at the event ahead of her personal meet and greet.

25+ pics inside from 2018 Vidcon

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Anna Akana Dishes About Being an Asian Queen Bee on 'Youth & Consequences'

Anna Akana Dishes About Being an Asian Queen Bee on 'Youth & Consequences'

Anna Akana is opening up about her brand new YouTube Red series, Youth & Consequences, which is out today!

The digital influencer stopped by Build Series in New York City on Wednesday (March 7) to chat about the series, where she plays the queen bee.

“If I auditioned for something like this in the traditional world, I would never get it,” Anna says, knowing it’s the truth. “They would never hire an Asian woman to be the queen bee of a school.”

She adds, “You would have a Regina George type. Someone blonde, icy with blue eyes…”

Anna also shared that being on a show like this tackles a lot of issues that normally, she wouldn’t be comfortable tackling on her own personal channel.

“It has a lot of messages that I do believe in. I’m very into mental health awareness, and I believe in suicide prevention for teens.”

See what else she shared about the series below!

Head to YouTube Red NOW to watch the first two episodes for free!

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Anna Akana's New Show 'Youth & Consequences' Looks So Good - Watch The Trailer Now!

Anna Akana's New Show 'Youth & Consequences' Looks So Good - Watch The Trailer Now!

Farrah has all the power in her hands in the first trailer for YouTube Red’s all new series, Youth & Consequences.

The series centers on Farrah (Anna Akana), the queen of Central Rochester High and her clique, who navigate the hallways through social media. But as her rivals rise, Farrah learns that the only thing harder than obtaining absolute power is keeping it.

Katie Sarife, Kara Royster, Sophie Reynolds, Piper Curda and Karan Brar also star in the upcoming series.

Youth & Consequences will premiere on March 7th.