Confidence

The Story Of Tessa Puma

Hello my name is Tina Puma. I am the mother of a little girl named Tessa Puma. I would like to tell you the story of Tessa in hopes you would be interested in her story. She is such an...

The Power of Periods

The first time I was embarrassed of my period was the first moment I got it. There was no pretext to that feeling of shame. It was as innate as my breath. There isn’t anything specific...

Are You Holding Back?

My daughter has been applying for summer camp counsellor jobs. She’s been a camp counsellor the last three summers, in addition to being a lifeguard and swim instructor during the school...

The Character of Disability

Having been born with a physical disability in the late 70’s my future was already decided by the doctors, occupational therapists, the education department… to them it...

Giving Back and Lifting Up

I encountered Girls on the Run like many other parents do – my girls brought home information about a “running program”, and I thought it sounded like a great way to...

What a mirror really shows

My story begins with my friends that coached for GOTR. For several years they mentioned that I should coach as well. All I knew about it was the name – and the name intimidated me...

You Can Choose

What I love about Girls on the Run is that I can express all my feelings and emotions. I feel like I don’t have to hide my problems anymore. I feel like I am going to be able to be...

Changing lives – one girl at a time!

Jaden was born the oldest child in a home of domestic violence. She lived in the home until just before her 4th birthday. Both of her younger sisters had life threatening injuries. Finally...