Sampler of Stories

A rotating collection of past stories…

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...

K quirk

i was a bit concerned about my weight. im a little under, but i didnt feel healthy. i felt i was fat, and i needed to lose weight.. i recognized myself as an amazing person when i found...

What has death taught me?

Losing someone is hard, it shatters you. I remember as a child, I once cried for days when I lost my favourite toy. As a teenager, I experienced my first heartbreak when I lost a...

Always almost there…

PRELUDE When everyday life is a struggle, keep going. When you fail, know that you can fail up well. When you fail, know that you can fail up well. When you fail, know that you...

It doesn’t matter what other people think

My name is Brooke and I am a recent college graduate from Texas A&M University. I have a Bachelors degree in Political Science and I am very passionate about politics. I am 22 years old...

“Every story matters…including yours!”

VIDEO: Yodit Kifle Smith shares her perspective on the power of sharing our stories and introduces our new social media campaign, #ThePowerOfStories, in which we hope to hear YOUR thoughts...

My mom. My hero.

Strong. Humble. Powerful. Courageous. Brave. Independent. Hard-working. These are the words that come to my mind when I think about my mom. Raising two little girls in a single-parent...

Keep Telling Your Story

VIDEO: Esenam Nyador reminds us that it is our right to share story and important that tell it ourself, and shares some aspects of her story in this brief conversation with Elisa Gambino...