Empowering/Encouraging Others

women's stories

I Survived, You Can Too

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape, and other forms of violence and abuse. My name is Leigh* and I want to tell you my...

Shoes

A couple seasons ago, I was coaching at for my first time at a very awesome elementary school in Des Moines, IA. My team was an amazing group of girls- some who had participated in the...

Extraordinary Transformation

Like so many other women, I am a survivor. From the ashes of incest, abuse and neglect arose a passion to help others create extraordinary lives. At age 12, I was abandoned with my younger...

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How I overcame

I want to share my story because i think it’s time others learn from my experience.Growing up as a young girl,i was raped at age 9 by our then house boy.trying to live with the shame...

My Past My Strength

My ordeal all began in 1994 when I lost my Dad at the age of seven. I was then single handedly catered for by my mother who had no specific job yet having four of us as children to bring...

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what people say

ok so this is my story oneday i was going school my hair was open people staring to call me witch i tell them is none of you business my life my when i get home i cry like kid and it hit...

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The Hidden Truth

This story belongs to my childhood till I grew up and the topic is quite vast but I would like to highlight my character that how i faced harassment in my childhood where no one support me...

The truth will set you free.

I do not think that I fully understood my inner strength until I was old enough and wise enough to understand what it meant. I must have been in my early 30s. At almost 8yrs old we migrated...