Sampler of Stories

A rotating collection of past stories…

My life history

Growing up, I’ve noticed that many people, especially men, think they are entitled to a lot from a woman. They think they have the right to look, to gaze with the most naked desire. They...

All of the Red Balloons

This story originally appeared in Kate Rademacher’s collaborative blog series on the topic of Risky Love: Without giving it too much thought, I signed up to spend spring break my...

Anything is possible

My names Kiera, I’m 18 years of age and from the age of 3 weeks old I have been suffering, and I’m finally at the point where I want to share my story. When I was 3 weeks old, I was...

Daily Affirmations

I bless the day I learnt about daily affirmations or rather Mantas. Growing up I was a very quite child with a low self-esteem and self-confidence. I stuggled to stand up for myself,be it...

I KNOW that I can DO anything and MORE!

I am amazing because I AM ME. My name is Shaila and im 9 years old, its been hard for me to make good friends since my self esteem is not very good. I struggled with body image and it makes...

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...