The Insecurity Of Being A Woman (And How To Overcome It)

A woman’s greatest fear is not of being weak but of being unworthy

Janice Eastman
6 min readJul 9, 2022


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Some days you feel like Beyoncé.

Your curly hair is on point.

You’ve donned your favorite power dress. And you’re ready to conquer the world.

The next day, when a work order is placed in front of you, you feel like 5-years-old hiding behind your grandmother’s skirts.

But that’s insecurity for you!

In today’s world, women are the primary breadwinners in 43% of U.S. households with children under 18.

And yet many women still experience insecurity about their place in society.

In fact, as many as 1 out of every 4 women have low self-esteem, which may lead to depression and anxiety.

This guide explores ways to overcome this common insecurity so you can live free of worry and self-doubt.

The mindset of insecurity

Every day, we’re bombarded with messages that tell us we’re not good enough. We’re too fat, skinny, tall, short, loud, and quiet. The list goes on and on.

It’s no wonder that so many women struggle with insecurity.

When you can’t even love yourself, it’s easy to assume that others are thinking similar things about you.

On a basic level, our appearance is so tied to how other people see us that feeling unattractive impacts our confidence in other aspects of life.

Studies have shown that people who feel less attractive are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders than those who don’t.

The good news is when you learn how to overcome insecurity as a woman, all parts of your life start becoming easier!

One of my favourite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt, who said,

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot.”

The first step to overcoming insecurity is realizing it’s not a weakness.



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.