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Soldier of Hope

Heart beating, tears streaming, blood running down my arm, the strength to take just one more breath. This is survival. My whole life has been a fight for life. I was born with cleft lip...

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My childhood from hell

Trigger warning: Please be cautious when reading this. This may offend and upset readers who have suffered something of a similar nature such as sexual and physical abuse. My name is...

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My Journey Into Light

The story of my journey. A year ago, almost to the day, I sat crying with my parents and brother at the dining table in my family home. I had everything. Two children who make my heart...

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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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Perseverance

When you were younger, did you ever think that life as an adult was going to be easy? Simple? Full of happiness every day or a Cinderella wedding? Well… that was me. As a child of...

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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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I am Woman.

I am woman. I am strong, confident, powerful and bold. I am learning the value of my worth everyday with the awareness that self-care and self-love is a lifelong practice and a...

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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...