Mothers & Daughters

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Every Last Girl Finished

At the age of 9, my daughter was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent and funny. Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength and she was using that strength to become a...

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The girl with the most cake

This is pretty long but this all needs to be said: I’m a black sheep. And I really mean that, too. I’m a black sheep. I was born in April 1993 in Ventura, California, not too...

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How GOTR inspired me to change

My 12 year old has participated in GOTR for 3 years, and I have seen such a positive influence this program has made in her life. When my younger daughter started the 3rd grade, I proposed...

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Legacy Lives On

My mother was an incredible influence in my young life. She was my best friend and confidant. I lost her to cancer when my own two girls were very, very young. My husband’s mother, my...

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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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What Running Taught Me

I started running the fall after my daughter was born to lose a few pounds, get back in shape, and sneak in a few miles of “me” time after being home with a newborn all day...

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Success in Every Step

Running has been part of my life since I was a teenager. I really could not imagine my life without it. It has brought me peace of mind, kept me in shape, and helped me build positive...

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Power of the Scar

I am amazing because I’m a survivor! My story begins at a time when I was a young girl. I was raised by a single mother, and had a drug and alcohol addicted father that was in and out of...

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The Power of Your Voice

The narrative of a woman’s value being in her vagina, ability to do homely chores and care to the family is one that has lingered for a long time. As a girl-child, I believed this and...

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I am not one of them

Going through school was quite hard, I can’t say I suffered for sure because my mother tried to avail the best money could offer for my siblings and I. Being a single mom with three...