This sounds cool, but I’m worried that I’ll be the only one who is [fill in the blank].
Our guess is that your concern hovers around some of these topics: age, gender, marital status, race/ethnicity, political or religious views, sexuality, ability, physical/mental health and wellness or more.
If you’re concerned about some aspect of your identity as it relates to feeling open, vulnerable and safe in a group setting, that’s important to us too! Note it in your application (everything you say will be kept private) and we’ll try to match you up with folks who share some facets of your identity. You can also share Rev Collective with a trusted friend or secret hero and ask them to be in a group with you because you don’t want to be the only one who [fill-in-the-blank]s. We honor requests to be matched with others who have applied. Oh, and you’re perfect exactly as you are.
What do you mean by nonbinary?
We mean anything on the spectrum of gender identities that is not exclusively masculine or exclusively feminine—identities that are outside the gender binary, i.e. either ‘male’ or ‘female.’ People with gender identities that exist outside the mainstream are often marginalized in similar ways to (and perhaps beyond) women. We know that transgender individuals are sometimes not considered within the grouping of ‘nonbinary,’ but we welcome trans people as well. Basically, if you identify as gender nonconforming, we’re happy to have you as part of the collective.
Can men join?
In short, that’s not who this is for, but read on. Rev Collective was conceived as a way to help women and nonbinary individuals test and refine strategies for success in a world that is often not welcoming to them. If you’re a cis-gendered man, and you desperately want to be part of Rev Collective, contact us and tell us why.
A better way for men to support Rev Collective, if they feel called to the mission, is to donate to our scholarship fund. It covers membership fees for applicants who can’t otherwise afford it. Shoot us a message.
Is this actually just for young women?
Nope. We accept applications from women and nonbinary individuals ages 18-100. No one ever stops wanting to be their best selves. As of October 4, 2019 (Day 5 of applications being open), we’ve had over 20 people in their 40s, 50s and 60s apply. If you’d feel more comfortable in a Collective with people who are close to you in age, simply note it in your application. The same goes for any other facet of your identity: gender, marital status, race/ethnicity, political or religious views, sexuality, ability, physical/mental health and wellness or more.
What if my group is a bad fit for me?
Let us know and we will rematch you with another group. We could certainly see how you might not want to be in a group with your ex’s new fling or some other crazy scenarios we could never have anticipated. We don’t offer refunds, though. That wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the group members who would be short 1 group member.
Where/when are meetings held?
Each group gets to decide where/when they want to hold meetings. Could be in a coffee shop, community space, a library or even in someone’s house. You can even hold them in a new place each month, like all those restaurants and coffee shops you’ve been meaning to try.
What if I can’t meet in person? Can I call into my meetings?
If you have mobility restrictions, social anxiety or transportation barriers, you can Video Call in. For everyone else, in the beginning, it’s better to meet face-to-face. It encourages bonding and intimacy. As your group continues to meet, you can arrange to Video Call in if you can’t otherwise make it.
what am I agreeing to if i sign up?
Want to know the small print? Here are our Terms and Conditions.
I want to be in a group with my friend or business partner. Can I do that?
If you are applying to be in the same cohort, you’ll both have note in your applications that you have a preference to be matched with someone in particular.