Adolescence

women's stories

Life

The following story was shared by a 14-year old whose life experience reminds us that we are all responsible for supporting and encouraging each other, and that the road to self-empowerment...

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Believing and Passing it On

I’m a 40-something mom of a grade school girl. Being fit and trim has always been a struggle for me, even though I grew up playing multiple sports; softball, basketball, soccer and...

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Weird

Weird. That mostly sums up my social life struggles growing up as a girl. Weird. My family is “weird”, my laugh is “weird”, my sense of humor is “weird” and my personality is...

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The Adolescent Girl Puzzle

In my community, being a girl is like putting together a really difficult puzzle. Being a girl can often mean that the different pieces of you don’t quite fit together. You should not be...

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A Girl from Sinking Bottom

Early in my childhood, my parents separated and eventually got divorced. My sister and I went to live with our grandmother in rural Jamaica. We lived in a farming community called James...

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Every Woman is Powerful

I believe that every woman is powerful, and just needs to explore her inner strengths. This is a story of an ordinary woman who opened her eyes in the very normal middle class family, where...

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Logro Académico como una Salida

Cuando yo tenía 12 años, nosotros (mi madre y mis dos hermanos y una hermana) nos mudamos desde Colombia a los EE.UU. para vivir con mi padre que había emigrado 7 años antes. Llegamos a...