Stories

Amazing women & girls have shared these remarkable stories about breakthroughs in their lives, moments in which they have triumphed over fears, beliefs, or events that kept them from recognizing their amazingness. Some are stories of pain and how women & girls have triumphed over it. As you read these stories, rather than focusing on the pain, choose to focus on the triumph and the ways that others have overcome what may once have seemed impossible to overcome. Let's celebrate their triumphs!
women's stories

I just felt the need to share my progress...

This is the first time I’ve ever written my story down in words, so here goes nothing. I’m 17 years old, and I have struggled with eating disorders, abuse, alcoholism, anxiety, and (undiagnosed) bipolar disorder. When I was little, life was...

My American Angel

My name is Fadumo Ali I live in Minnesota when i moved to United states i met friend that i Los 2010 because of cancer she was my American Angel she helped me to improve my life and rice my little boy she was the shoulder that i can cry when i...

Will Eve-Teasers ever Rule the World?

CAT-CALLING / WOLF-WHISTLING / EVE-TEASING FACED BY A TEACHER. I, Xavier Siby Moorkattil, a sincere student from Second Year(B-Section) of Academic Year 2017-2018, S.P.N. No. 1603179 studying Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications...

“In between”…

I have always struggled with messages about national, racial or gender identity.. even when it comes to trivial messages like “eat French”, “buy iron from our American companies” or the question “What does your...

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My “I Can’t” Chorus

I am my biggest, “I can’t-er.” I do not remember a single instance in my life when someone told me I couldn’t do or achieve something. I do remember the dozens – no, thousands – of times I “I...

“Midwifery profession is a noble...

VIDEO: Sake Jemelia Beda tells her story of becoming a midwife and of her decision to try to resuscitate a newborn baby whom others believed was dead.

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Start of a life

My life right now is like hell with the thoughts of suicide. Every day, I feel like an empty guy … I’m having a really difficult life situation today, March 24, 2018.I have thoughts that can not be described. I ask myself every day...

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Suicide survivor

Hello, my name is Alysa I am 13 years old currently (mom approved to share) I go trough sever depression and anxiety everyday wether it’s school/home/public. What I’m like at school is the “depressed girl” most of the time I keep my...

“This is why I want to become a midwife”

VIDEO: Vavita Santos Teta Leblanc, Reproductive Health Program manager, UNFPA Haiti Country Office shares the story about a young, pregnant girl, and how that story inspired Vavita to become a midwife.

My Adventures Traveling

Travel date : 5th Jan. 2017 to 25th Feb. 2018 Countries : Mumbai/Bangalore(India) , Myanmar , Thailand , Cambodia , Philippine , Taiwan , Sumtra(Indonesia) , Australia , New Zealand , Fiji , Vanuatu . I have generally travelled penniless at...