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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The Sisterhood of Cancer Survivors

“I’m afraid I don’t have good news for you,” my friend said. She is also my gynecologist. I could hear the shock in her voice. This was not the outcome she had expected, nor the one she described when she performed the...

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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 breast cancer.  I was young, only 36.  I didn’t...

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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 future in music. Keep in mind, many life events are not...

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Rise of The Go-Getter Girl!

A go-getter girl is on a mission to write one of the greatest stories ever written. She makes life happen for herself, and does not let life happen to her. To be honest with you, I have spent the large majority of my life as a dreamer, but I...

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Catherine Constantinides – A Superhero...

Catherine Constantinides’s list of achievements and accolades is long enough to fill pages of books yet to be written by her and about her. Who starts their first business at the age of 16 to highlight social issues? She did. Who has been...

women's stories

Waking up to your dreams

My name is DosumuFlexxy, I survived TB. It was really a time and period of pain but indeed I survived it. My story is to inspire a heart that gives up quickly. There is nothing impossible to achieve as far as you work and pray towards it. Our...

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The Courage to Leave An Abusive Relationship

“A woman in an abusive relationship tries six or seven times to leave before she is successful.” This is the statistic the DSHS caseworker gave me as I sat in front of her, hiding behind a file of court documents and police reports. I held...

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I Need to Walk My Path

I was in San Diego, last week. A piece of heaven. Walked to Balboa Park. Walked along the water front. Stopped outside a store to look for a hummingbird I saw, in my peripheral vision. Sat in a cafe drinking the best smoothie. I am trying to...

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When Weakness Becomes Strength

I had always been a quiet child, enjoying nature, keeping to myself – and being overlooked by others. Many times the feeling of being different from others overcame me, in groups I often felt lost, like an outsider. For a long time I...

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Nisha Varghese: Unbreakable Spirit

You see the girl in the wheelchair, and you think, “Oh, poor thing. She’s disabled. Life must be so hard for her.” You walk right up to her, and then turn around and ask the person standing with her, “What does she have?” as though...