Our Community

Through our Facebook page, Instagram, LinkedIn and our blog we’re sharing our ongoing personal journey of living deeply authentic and meaningful lives. Our hope is to inspire and support you to do the same, to live a more self-compassionate, a more self-aware, a more empowered and a more authentic and meaningful life.

Our community spaces are moderated in order to create a safe place for women like you to share your personal experiences, the challenges and the celebrations of living authentic and meaningful lives.

This is also not a professional support group or a place to receive accredited therapy. We share support and encouragement in a kind and healthy way but this is not the environment for deeper psychological counseling.

It’s up to all of us to keep this Community a safe, accepting and encouraging space for everyone, so please keep reading the Guidelines below.

We respectfully ask you to speak from your own experience. When we share from the ‘I’ perspective rather than ‘we’ or  ‘you’ and share our experience rather than theory, it supports each of us in our own growth and enables every woman to have their own experiences and perspectives.

We also ask that you do not use this Group to promote or market yours or another person’s products or services.

And please let there be no advice giving unless it is explicitly asked for. This one can be hard. You know when you’ve just shared something which is quite heartfelt and someone says ‘have you tried’… If you feel the advice giving pattern arising in you, simple notice that, and what it’s like to sit with it.

To ensure this is a safe community for us all, Authentic Woman will hide or delete any comments that:

  • Promote anti-feminism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, classism, religious discrimination, ageism, fatphobia, ableism, or any other form of ignorance, discrimination, or hatred toward any group of people.
  • Intend to personally attack another user or member of Authentic Woman.
  • Blame or judge someone, particularly people sharing their personal stories, for their issues.
  • Contain lewd, violent, or profane commentary or images.
  • Derail the conversation to a tangential topic that doesn’t further the conversation regarding the post’s content.
  • Are spam and/or posts that are commercial in nature.

This is not an exhaustive list, and other types of comments that threaten the community safety and spirit will be hidden or deleted. Authentic Woman will also ban anyone who violate these policies and guidelines, and without warning.

Finally, as a general guideline in this community, always remember the T.H.I.N.K. policy before you post. Ask yourself:

Is this True?

Is this Helpful?

Is this Inspiring?

Is this Necessary?

Is this Kind?

While we will be monitoring and participating in the group, we can’t be there 24/7 so we’re here to ask for your partnership, your understanding, your kindness and your support so that together we can keep this incredible Community flourishing.  Please don’t reward disrespectful, problematic comments with attention. Instead, report them via Facebook Messenger on our Facebook Page and note which post and platform they’re on or email us at hello@authenticwoman.co

A Few Parting Notes:

Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by members in discussions or comments are those of the author. You rely on such information at your own risk. Members are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions given.

If you have any questions about our guidelines, or if there’s a question we haven’t answered here, please write us at hello@authenticwoman.co

With great warmth
Jo and Heather
Inspiring women to truly be ourselves

We reserve the right to change these Guidelines or to add new conditions related to the use of the Site from time to time, in which case we will post the revised Guidelines and Terms of Use in the Community.