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!
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Baseball: A game for boys AND for girls

My name is Laura and I want to share my story about Girls playing baseball. When I was 6, I moved to Tokyo with my parents and immediately discovered baseball, the most popular sport in Japan. I loved the atmosphere at games and spent time at...

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TB SURVIVOR (Lost Her Job but She keeps...

SUCCESS STORY CREATING AWARENESS TO STOP TUBERCULOSIS IN NIGERIA. My name is Dosumu Oluwafunke, a mother, a wife and a Graduate from university of ilorin Nigeria. Am a TB survivor. I survived Tuberculosis in the year 2015. On February 28th...

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I’m Finally a Baseball Player

Baseball Sisters: Breaking Ground by A.J. Richard “Some of you have been waiting your whole life to be treated like a ballplayer.” -Justine Siegal Last week I played on a baseball team for the first time. I’m 44. It was an all...

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Learning To Say Yes

There have been many moments in my life when I realized my inner strength because of the emotional struggles I’ve dealt with, but the one that has most recently had the biggest impact on my life was when I was diagnosed in 2010 with...

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Feeling Good About “No”

Recent conversations with four friends from different walks of life left me wondering what happened to our collective ability to utter that very simple, two-letter word that could help make life so much less complicated. Anyone who has been...

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You are worthy. You are loved. You are...

My story, of course, like all amazing women, started at birth. I knew from childhood I was different. I saw things differently. I was softer in my response to situations and people. I tended to see the whole person, not just what was on the...

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A Few Little Words

It was a Saturday morning. I was 16 and had just finished my morning chores and was in my room, getting dressed to meet up with a girlfriend and walk together to the Woolworth’s, downtown. And then I heard my grandmother outside my door...

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Just being there is enough.

The brother of a dear girlfriend of mine met with an untimely death. He was very close to us in age. My girlfriend called me to let me know of this tragic moment in her life, she wanted to share, grieve, and be consoled. I was tongue-tied. I...

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The Difficult Decision to End an Unhealthy...

Most of us vividly remember the joys and pains of adolescent friendships, and the dramas inherent in them. Thankfully, as adults our friendships with other women are deeper and richer, influenced and enriched by the shared experiences of...

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You no longer worship at the altar of...

Every story of divorce is intensely painful and personal. Mine is no different. I had been married for seventeen years and had been unhappy for many of those years. Two years into the marriage we went to a couples’ therapist. She told me...