Today With Libby Ward:
Today on The Inner Edit I am joined by Libby Ward. Libby is a digital creator, writer, speaker, and mental health advocate with a deep commitment to changing the motherhood narrative and breaking toxic cycles. You may know her from Instagram or TikTok where she is @diaryofanhonestmom.
Every week, Libby’s inspiring content reaches millions of women around the world in a meaningful way. She has been featured by The BBC, Good Morning America, Motherly, and other media outlets around the world.
Libby is sharing an honest glimpse into her life as a content creator. We discuss finding your voice, growing a community, internal issues versus external issues, and the challenge of making connections in this industry.
Pick It Apart
[0:58] Libby talks about her lane as a motherhood content creator.
[5:13] Libby explains the sense of responsibility she feels for her community.
[11:06] Christie and Libby discuss the feeling of not being enough, and Libby shares a light bulb moment she had recently about this feeling.
[22:19] Christie asks Libby about her choice not to show her children in her digital content.
[34:09] Libby and Christy chat about industry events and cultivating relationships with other content creators.
[53:08] Libby shares her advice to other creators who may be feeling lonely or disconnected.
Christie Rocha’s and Libby Ward’s Ah-Ha Moments
“I know in my heart and in my logical brain that the thing that I am good at is putting our experiences and our feelings into words and empowering moms to advocate for themselves…I know that words, help, but they’re not enough. And so I can feel that can feel defeating.” – Libby Ward
“Just let a ‘thank you’ be a ‘thank you.’ And not a ‘thank you, and’ or ‘thank you, but’…it’s just ‘thank you.’” – Christie Rocha
“This industry is just constantly evolving, too. So it’s not like…you learn something, and you’re good to go. It’s like you learn something, and then it changes also, and then you have to learn something else.” – Libby Ward
“It’s not possible to not have the dual brain all the time…I am always thinking of different content that can be made. And I have to actively turn that off and just be present with my family.” – Libby Ward
“I would just say to other creators: that if you’re feeling a need for deep connection and community, and feeling like a group, that you’re not alone. And that if it feels like you’re being excluded, you probably aren’t. And I would just encourage you to find one other creator that you really want to connect with and intentionally seek out to connect with that one person.” – Libby Ward
More About Libby Ward
Libby Ward is a digital creator, speaker, and mental health advocate with a deep commitment to changing the motherhood narrative and breaking toxic cycles. Every week, Libby’s content reaches millions of women around the world in a meaningful way. She has been featured by The BBC, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, Global News, Motherly, Insider and media outlets around the world.
As a storyteller and thought leader in today’s difficult and complex experiences of mental health, Libby is focused on reaching more women with her perspective changing stories through events and partnerships that make a real impact. Find her at @diaryofanhonestmom on Instagram, Tiktok and on her website diaryofanhonestmom.com and fall in love with her authentic content sure to inspire and entertain you each day.
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