Attempting Something New

Carina’s journey

My name is Carina Imbrogno and I was born in 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Italian immigrants. I was born with a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome kyphoscoliosis...

Believe in yourself!

For the longest time I struggled with my weight and it would effectively put me in a bad mood. Then the thoughts came after, in deafening waves. “You’ve gained weight.” “How could...

Blind Runner

My name is Hayes. I am an 11 year old rising 5th grader at Providence Spring Elementary. I did Girls on the Run the last 2 seasons. I loved Girls on the Run because it made me feel proud...

More Than An Internship

For one of my graduation requirements, I needed to fulfill an internship/practicum course. As I was going through the list of options, Girls on the Run stood out to me. I had heard of Girls...

Trust The Process- A Short Story

Last year in September, I experienced a very hard trial with anxiety and depression. Honestly, that had been my story for a very long time but I never acknowledged it because I always...

Grant Writing to Change the World

When I was younger, I grew up listening to my dad tell stories about his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. He would always tell me the importance of helping others, and of public...

Life Advice from a Life Advice Addict

I am asked more often than I thought I would be how I got to where I am today. It’s a position I wouldn’t have believed I’d be in ten years ago. When I was nineteen, I was close to...

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...