Radical

adjective. 1 favoring drastic political, economic, or social reform. 2 existing inherently in a thing or person. noun. 1 a person who advocates fundamental political, economic, and social reform. 2 a person who holds or follows strong convictions.

Self Love

noun. 1 the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being. 2 regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.

Collective

noun. 1 jointly owned and operated by the members of a group. adjective. 1 done by people acting as a group.

 

What is Radical Self Love Collective?

The Radical Self Love Collective aims to change a society that profits from us not loving ourselves.

Our intention is to create the space for people to come together, nurture, and support themselves. An open community, where we can lift one another: by sharing our experiences and online content, as well as connecting with like-minded individuals.

We believe that by showing kindness towards ourselves, and supporting one another, we can improve our collective experience, health, and well-being. Focus on what we can control. And work with our mental and physical health.

You can find out more about how you can get involved in the movement and how to submit content on the links provided here. Let’s get together.

 

Meet The Founder

Hey, I’m Nikki – collective founder and disabled human being. I live in the UK with my partner and cat.

My professional(ish) background is in drug and alcohol recovery, mental health support, counselling, holistic healthcare, and alternative therapies. Back in 2017 I became very unwell and was then diagnosed with chronic illnesses. Then followed a crisis of identity: I scrambled for things to focus my energy on, to continue to support people in ways that I feel are important, and tried to set something up online.

I have personal experience of mental health issues and addiction also – so when I started exploring what the fuck I could do, I really didn’t want to limit myself to the chronic illness community, and exclude people from conversations that I feel are incredibly helpful to everyone.

There are numerious sites and accounts that seperate one group of people from another already, and they cover very similar practices (I know having been in lots of them)! I feel, wholeheartly, that there is a space for us all to learn and support one another on our individual paths, by coming together and sharing our experiences – whatever obstacles we work with. Whether it’s mental or physical health, addiction or relationnships – we all hold similar needs and emotions.

We all take different actions for our own happiness, health, and wellbeing, because we are so unique. If people aren’t behaving like you, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t doing their best for themselves, or struggling with similar issues internally.

We are all the experts in ourselves. We are all at different places, on different journeys all together. Judgement isn’t welcome.

By sharing the ways we invest in ourselves, and starting to change the current culture around discussing our feelings towards ourselves, we can raise each other up collectively in a way we could not on own own.

#RadicalSelfLoveCollective has been created: to connect people who are fighting for their own wellbeing against adversity. You can search the hashtag on social media sites, to check out what we are doing – as well as here, on the site.

Much love to you, whoever you are, whatever you’re going through ♥︎