Dealing with Creative Self-Doubt, Imposter Syndrome, and Insecurity

Stephanie Trivison, a Cleveland-based female musician, plays guitar and sings into a microphone

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It goes without saying: self-doubt is extremely common, especially when putting gut-wrenching work into a personal creative project like music or writing. So how do you overcome insecurity and Imposter Syndrome (or as we prefer, Imposter Experience)? And where does it all stem from (hint: probably the patriarchy)? Megan, Steph, and Trish open up about their personal experiences with insecurity, how they boost their own confidence, and what they think could help more women get through periods of self-doubt.

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Thank you to Stephanie Trivison for providing our music!


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