Based on the Insecure Girls' Club Instagram account, this is a 'peppy pick-me-up' handbook to help you feel able, confident and good enough to go get whatever it is you want in life.
Oh hi! My name's Olivia and I am *clears throat* a long-time member of the Insecure Girls' Club. If you are too, then you're not alone - a recent study found 62% of girls and women feel insecure or not sure of themselves, with 7 out of 10 believing they don't measure up. But it doesn't have to be this way! There are ways out of those slumps and the days where we feel unsure about ourselves, and that's where this book comes in.
The Insecure Girl's Handbook will guide you through your insecurity no matter what life stage you're at, pointing out the pitfalls of people pleasing, negative backchat and crippling comparison along the way. It's a carefully curated toolkit of tried and tested mechanisms and small pearls of wisdom to start combatting that feeling that holds us back from speaking up, from following our dreams or even feeling that our dreams aren't good or big enough. I hope it will provide you with a comforting hug and pep talk, from one insecure girl to another, so you can stop imposter syndrome in its tracks and halt the waves of self-doubt that sometimes unexpectedly flood our work life, friendships, relationships and every other crevice in between.
So, here's to treating ourselves like we treat others, putting ourselves first and being the secure and thoughtful women that we know we can be. I know you're good enough - and by the time you've finished reading, I'm positive you'll think so too.
Olivia has been a freelance fashion and lifestyle writer and blogger for nigh on a decade. After starting her blog 'What Olivia Did' in 2010, she went on to win the Cosmopolitan Blog Award for best newcomer. In 2014 she went full time with the blog, introducing YouTube to her repertoire with videos ranging from style, beauty, interviews and travel. This earned her a nomination for Best YouTuber at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2017, and the channel now boasts 85,000 subscribers. Since 2014 she has worked with some of the UK's biggest fashion brands, such as Topshop, Stella McCartney, Kate Spade and Mulberry and has a loyal Instagram following that is 178,000 strong. She co-hosts the popular podcast 'The Fringe of It' with Charlotte Jacklin and started The Insecure Girl's Club, which has 49,000 Instagram followers, in late 2018.