Adolescence

Behind the walls

Hi, i’m a high school teenager. i wrote this story just because i feel so lonely and sad and clearly don’t know what to do. when i;m around my friends, my family, i became this...

Caged

I don’t know if this can fit under the category “inspiring” this is more of a “your not alone” kind of story. My main point of sharing my feelings/life is to...

Depression

My name is Summer and i’ve been depressed ever since I can remember. My mom and dad split up when I was a baby. I lived with my mom and my older brother lived with our dad and our...

Life

The following story was shared by a 14-year old whose life experience reminds us that we are all responsible for supporting and encouraging each other, and that the road to self-empowerment...

Believing and Passing it On

I’m a 40-something mom of a grade school girl. Being fit and trim has always been a struggle for me, even though I grew up playing multiple sports; softball, basketball, soccer and...

Weird

Weird. That mostly sums up my social life struggles growing up as a girl. Weird. My family is “weird”, my laugh is “weird”, my sense of humor is “weird” and my personality is...

The Adolescent Girl Puzzle

In my community, being a girl is like putting together a really difficult puzzle. Being a girl can often mean that the different pieces of you don’t quite fit together. You should not be...

A Girl from Sinking Bottom

Early in my childhood, my parents separated and eventually got divorced. My sister and I went to live with our grandmother in rural Jamaica. We lived in a farming community called James...