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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More than Just Girls Running

In the third grade, I was introduced to an after school program that was coming to my school. For girls in third, fourth, and fifth grade Girls On The Run was now available. When I first heard about it I thought it was just a club for running...

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Mantras About Me

I am me. With all my quirks, inadequacies, faults, and mistakes. You don’t know the half of them. But I was timid, and intimidated. For a number of years. But I’m breaking free, and by example, I’m teaching others how to as well. Even...

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She Had It in Her All Along

I often believe that the best way to celebrate someone’s birthday is to focus on the impact they have made on the universe. Today, I want to celebrate and say Happy Birthday to Girls on the Run. Twenty years strong and growing, this is an...

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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 my life. I never truly felt unconditional love from...

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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 was groomed to be womanly, to keep my modesty, to view...

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Who am I? – Overcoming Low Self Esteem...

My story is a long one, but I hope you can read to the end and be inspired as you read. Nine out of ten people that I tell I am from Manafwa District (located in the remote parts of Eastern Uganda) do not get it. They look at me with a...

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Empowering Girls and Women to Achieve their...

It was a startling discovery five years ago that prompted me as a then 21-year-old girl in Uganda to found Go Girl Africa.  My inspiration came from a chance encounter with a young cousin who had been sent away in disgrace when she became...

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MY WORTH

My name is Nancy but I go by many names depending on who is addressing me. Some, actually one person, calls me kitten. Others refer to me as “bade” which is slang for pal or very good friend; while for many others, I will not labor to...

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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 children to support, a family back in her home town and no...

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MY JOURNEY FROM THE PARTY HOUSE TO THE PULPIT

I was always that party girl, not just attending them, but throwing them too. Honestly my insecurities had caught up with me, so many doors in my life were shut out. For example, I always asked God for a perfect husband, but never gave him the...