“Imposter syndrome is well and truly alive in me,” she told WHO editor, Keshnee Kemp, in a candid chat for the Raw Talks podcast.
“It’s one of those questions where you still question if you’re doing enough; whether you really are as capable as other people perceive you.”
Halliwell, who two years ago fought a very public battle with cancer (she was diagnosed just two days before she found out she was pregnant), said that the years leading up to that seismic life-altering diagnosis were sometimes difficult, as she wrestled with a feeling she didn’t quite belong in the ritzy world of fashion and entertainment.
She believes Imposter Syndrome is a very real concern for young, successful women.
“What I would say to anyone who is still quite young - sometimes all of us, we fumble around sometimes; we don’t always get it right. And I think that while confidence does comes with age, there is still that niggling thing in the back of your mind like, ‘Am I good enough?’”
She says as she got older, and more comfortable in her own skin, she learnt to quieten the voice in her head.
“You get a little more confident in telling that little voice to f-off,” she says.
Listen to the entire Raw Talks conversation between Elle Halliwell and Keshnee Kemp below.