We had the good fortune of connecting with Gia Govan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The Care Club is a self care novelty brand that originated in 2021, during this time majority of us experienced a major decline in our mental health with the catastrophic events that occurred. As for myself I experienced a lot of shifts and changes in my life and some of the things that I’ve went through caused me to lose myself and become distant to those around me. During that time I was able to grasp onto what God wanted me to show me, and that was to start focusing more my mental health and start showing myself more love and care. My healing journey is the reason I started The Care Club, and that is to help spread the importance of self care and self love to a society of all ages. Our merchandise gives a daily dose of what self love should feel like and reminder that it is okay to stand within and stand up for your feelings.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I want the world to grasp onto the importance of taking care of yourself, not only physically but mentally. The importance of healing yourself within will also take care of healing the outside you. I want the world to understand that it is okay to feel, and that those feelings are valid and that you don’t have seek validation to be a valid person in this world. It’s okay to love yourself and don’t let anyone tell you that it is an act of selfishness. The Care Club would like to encourage everyone to speak to the light at the end of the tunnel even when you feel like the negative spaces are crowding you. Take care of yourself.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to give a shoutout to my close family and friends who supported me on this journey of spreading mental health awareness, and encouraging me to push forward with my entrepreneurship. I would more so like to dedicate my shoutout to my son, Aiden, who has been the fuel to my passion and desire to create a movement to pass on to him.