Mothers & Daughters

women's stories

I worked hard and defied the odds

Hi this is my story. when I was eight years old I hurt my hip really bad at the time we thought I was a pulled hip flexor so we just moved on with life. I was a gymnast I had fulls and...

women's stories

Why I can’t love

I was born to a 14 year old girl and a 17 year old boy. I didn’t realize my life was any different than other until I was 10 years old. My mother was loving she cared for me despite how...

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...

Discapacidad

Yo nací con una enfermedad que deja a la mayoría de niñas y niños sin la habilidad de caminar o estar parados. Soy muy afortunada. Creciendo, mi miedo mas grande era despertar un día y...

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...

Stand Up, Close Your Eyes, and Breathe

As you read this blog, let my journey inspire you but remember that yours won’t be the same as mine because our dreams are different. “Moraa, I conceived you when I was in form three...

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...

“Never give up”

VIDEO: Ava Vosu & Charlotte Toogood, mother and daughter midwives, share their perspective on perseverance, moving forward, and appreciating the inspiring people in our lives.

women's stories

Life

My name is Maegan & I am a recovered drug addict I have been clean for 1 year & 4 months. Last year around Christmas I lost my best friend, my only heart, my mother and that changed...