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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.