Adolescence

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...

Every Woman is Powerful

I believe that every woman is powerful, and just needs to explore her inner strengths. This is a story of an ordinary woman who opened her eyes in the very normal middle class family, where...

Logro Académico como una Salida

Cuando yo tenía 12 años, nosotros (mi madre y mis dos hermanos y una hermana) nos mudamos desde Colombia a los EE.UU. para vivir con mi padre que había emigrado 7 años antes. Llegamos a...

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...

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...