Claiming Your Power

How I made my own dreams come true

Counseling has the potential to change the world; this belief resonates deep within me. I am a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX studying Mental Health...

Shit Matters !?.

For 20 years, a toilet managed my life. A kidney disorder- diagnosed at the age of two- led to constraints in mobility and concerns of locating a safe, clean public toilet. This failure of...

I have the right to express myself

As long as I remember, I haven’t been sincere and open with people about who I’m, my dreams and hopes, and how I want to live my live. In fact, I probably didn’t know that myself. Nor...

Discovering my true family

“Well, you’ve only got yourself to blame,” the conductor of the orchestra told me. I froze. Those words had thrown me back sixty years to a childhood full of pain and an adult life...

Un ángel para el cambio

Los títulos laborales y los salarios nunca determinarían mis cualidades como persona, eso era lo que pensaba y lo que compartía con aquellos cercanos a mí. Sin embargo, después de...

An Angel During Change

Job titles and salaries will never determine my qualities as a person, this is what I used to think and what I used to share with people around me. However, after reaching a point in my...

Above dark clouds the sky is always blue

After having a privileged adolescence in my native country, including going to a very well known university 4 hours away from my parents’ house, I found my self living in the United...

Wife beating

I ran away from an extremely abusive marriage despite everyone including my own parents advising me to endure the pain and be silent about it because according to our culture women should...

Finding Authenticity

PODCAST: #ThePowerOfYourStory Podcast is an interview series with women from around the world, a collaboration between Girls’ Globe and SayItForward.org. In this episode, Julia Wiklander...