Category - Overcoming Adversity

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Scars Are Tattoos with Better Stories

My life began with scars. My house burned to the ground when I was 3 years old, with me in it. My life is a gift. When I began school, I learned that people could be cruel. At 13, when I...

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Back Home Again

From 2000-2009 I was in a weird, I’m not me place…..
1st marriage ended after 14 months….Never really fixed the “why” I was where I was and how I felt about things after...

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Positive Attitude with Cancer

I share my story from my bed as I recover from Chemo #10. I was diagnosed in November 2016 with Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage 3 after noticing a lump around my neck. I got an ultrasound...

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Puertas Corredizas: Un Nuevo Mundo

La vida es siempre sorprendente y aunque lo sabemos, ésta nos continuará asombrando con el paso de las situaciones o eventos. En cierto punto de mi vida, como muchas otras mujeres, fui...

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A Safer Future for Me and My Baby

Sometimes, I wake up from crying in my sleep during the night. Why? Every night for the last three years I have been abused by my husband. I cannot sleep in peace for even one night. Even...

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The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

In my 26 years of married life, I gave birth to five daughters in hope each time of giving birth to a boy. Every time I gave birth to a girl I would have to suffer negativity, shame and...

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Sliding Doors: A New World

Life is always surprising and, although we know that it is, we are always flabbergasted by the vagaries of events. At a certain point in my life, like many other women, I was diagnosed with...

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From There To Here – Simply Mary

Simply Mary From There To Here In her own words. 2017 www.simplymarymusic.com Take the Journey along side Simply Mary in the creation of the Album Freedom Bound and the doorway to a new...