Oh well this is incredibly exciting isn’t it?
And also possibly a bit confusing if you haven’t heard or seen any of the waffling I’ve been doing about this over on Instagram too…
BUT! I digress, and thought I’d do a bit of a proper formal introduction to something I’ve been working away at over the last couple of months, and something I’ve been endlessly excited to showcase and get going with- The Insecure Girls’ Club– ‘a reminder that you can be successful, outgoing, good company and confident and still be insecure at times’. (oh god, did I really just quote myself??) One of my favourite descriptions so far is that it’s a place for ‘girls who want to kick ass, but still feel a bit wobbly at times’– which I think absolutely hits the nail on the head.
For me, the club is about reclaiming the ‘I’ word and opening up about the worries, woes and challenges of everyday life- little and large- in a shame free, open space. Because being insecure shouldn’t be a sign of weakness and being open about our insecurities is something that connects us all, because hey, trust me- we all feel like it. I’m a bit done with the ‘insecure girl’ being the one tarred with the worry brush, and although it’s not about wearing it like a badge of honour, it’s about owning these moments and feeling connected in the fact this is something we all experience. It’s about giving each other a voice and showing girls who can’t believe that ‘she feels like that too?!’ When in fact it’s something we all very much have in common. I’m excited to have a space where we can all ‘get it off of our chest’ and share the load, knowing that we all have times with a lot on our plate, and all worry about not being enough too. I want it to be a space filled with lots of stories and experiences, and although it’s just the beginning, am so excited to see it populate with more and more voices.
So, although the page is still looking a little sparse (I was holding back from launching it until it had a little more for people to see on it), I’ve been so overwhelmed by the kindness, openness and support it’s received that I thought the sooner I properly get the ball rolling the better, right? I’m so keen to get on board as many wonderful ladies as possible, so if you’d like to submit a contribution, get involved or let me take your photo/have a chat/make a video with you, I’d love to know. I’ve set up an email at email@example.com, so please do get in touch there if you’d like to.
The idea is that the space will be a platform for women to be open with their vulnerabilities and insecurities- be it from comparison, confidence, jealousy, body image, work or anything else for that matter. I want it to make the world feel like a smaller place, not a scary more intimidating one- and know that wherever you are, someone somewhere is feeling the same too.
So, from one nervous Purvis to another- it’s nice to have you, and I hope you’ll enjoy following along.
AnastasiaSeptember 10, 2018 at 8:10 pm
What a gorgeous idea Liv! I’d definitely like to be part of it, I will soon send you an email 🙂
CharlotteSeptember 10, 2018 at 8:36 pm
This is so exciting and definitely something that is needed in my life, as well as so many other women!
Excited to see where it goes – thanks Liv!
AmySeptember 11, 2018 at 8:06 am
What a fantastic initiative, looking forward to following along and seeing how it develops!
Amy at Little Blog of Eve x
JessSeptember 11, 2018 at 10:06 am
What a wonderful and empowering idea, I will most certainly be following along.
LauraSeptember 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm
I LOVE the idea of this and can’t wait to follow along! It’s so easy to see other people’s lives online and think that they’ve got it all figured out, so discussions around insecurities and the like are so important! xx
Laura // Middle of Adventure
LucySeptember 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm
This is such a brilliant idea Liv and have gone and followed on Instagram. As someone who suffers chronically with panic attacks/anxiety, I find it so frustrating when I want to kick ass but feel as though I can’t because my brain is all like ‘meh’…not fun at all!
Lucy | Forever September
Neeltje | Thoughts in StyleSeptember 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm
I love this idea and have followed you! Xx
MariaSeptember 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm
Liv, this is amazing! I for one, have so many insecurities regarding friendships..
Honestly, such a great idea! 🙂
Kate & CoSeptember 12, 2018 at 9:45 am
This is honestly such a fantastic idea and I am so on board with it! I cannot wait to get involved and start reading the blog posts.
Your blog is of such inspiration to me and I am truly so excited for you with this new venture.
Love, Kate x
Flo la vitaSeptember 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm
I’ve seen so much about this on Instagram and think it’s such an amazing idea! We see so many people on social media only showing a sugar coated version of their life, so I LOVE that you’ve made a space to embrace real life, including the less glamorous side x
AntoniaSeptember 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm
This is such an amazing idea Olivia. Definitely something that online and blogging community needs right now. x
Antonia || Sweet Passions
ChloeSeptember 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm
Such a wonderful idea! I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time on this page, it’s something we all need! xx
JuliaSeptember 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm
This is a beautiful project Liv! I can totally relate to the feelings you’ve put words on in this post and it is great to have a page where we can go to for advice, discussion, and realising that we all feel the same sometimes. I’ll be following along on Instagram and I can’t wait to see what comes up of this initiative!
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CatNovember 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm
What a lovely idea! We need as much women supporting women as possible and this is a great way to do this! Congrats xx