"The Little Book of Insecurities" is a collective and participatory project, in which I asked a dozen of young women, and myself, this main question:
"How would you visualize your insecurities?"
This question was asked to each one separately, which was always followed by a lovely conversation about each participants' own interpretations and visualizations. Some drew, others wrote.
My role was to find many different and similar ways, in which women are made to feel insecure about themselves. Insecurities come and exist in many different forms and dimensions inside us; whether physical, emotional or even 'unidentifiable' feelings. Inspiration for this project came from the disappointments of sometimes feeling that I can't possibly relate to someone else in regards to my own problems; but insecurities are inevitable.
They grow with us. They are universal.
This collective zine concept merely exists as a small therapeutic practice that tries to diminish the various big and small voices in one's head. While it might take more than pen and paper to try and work through one's issues and problems, putting it on paper might be the first good step.