Curious about our story?
Well, it started with a few Google searches on February, 12, 2012:
- Centers for women with low self-esteem
- How to like yourself?
- How to get over a break-up?
There weren’t any centers, and the articles I found were too cliche and unappealing to take seriously. I wanted something more. I needed an instant fix. But most importantly, I wanted to figure out what I was feeling, so my little sister would never have to feel this way either. What I was feeling was depression, and it brought to light my lack of self-esteem and my inability to love myself.
I blogged about my thoughts and experiences and those self-revelations sparked the idea for a brand new movement. What followed next were months spent creating and repeating affirmations, countless therapy appointments and regular meetings with likeminded women. Then a curriculum was developed, a team was formed, and the need for Certified 10’s mission and values grew in today’s society.
Certified 10 was born because one woman didn’t like how she felt about herself. It grew because of a vision that women will learn to fall in love with each and every crevice of themselves. That they’d love more than just the obvious crevices, but the ones hidden in dark corners, and covered with shame. It exists because someone needs to nudge society to remove the phrases “depression” and “mental-health” from it’s taboo list, and challenge everyone to deal with its existence. You see, here we are creating a community where women that manage mental health illnesses are never alone and have nothing to be ashamed of.
Certified 10 is the community where women learn to love themselves.
Welcome to the movement. So happy to have you here.