Overcoming Adversity

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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...

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Untitled

I want to share my story hoping to help others around the world who experienced what I went through See in 2011 I went through some some very hard times carrying 2 children that I had...

I grew up to be an amazing young woman

Since a young age, I bowed down to the expectations of how others viewed me. After so long of listening to other people predict your life, you begin to believe it, too. For the first twelve...

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lifted

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to childhood rape and abuse. having a dad around was never really a common occurrence. by the time she...

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Me and my dyslexia

At the age of eight after a diagnosis i have been told i had a math dyslexia. At first, i didn’t really get what it means, but later, when i was about eleven, i started feeling like i...

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Rolling Hope

My name is Ronnie Tre Lawson from Macon, Georgia. I graduated from Westside high school. Prior to my accident I was a scholar with a 3.0 GPA. June 11, A day I’ll remember for the rest of...

My Identity

Lost Black Boi I didn’t ask to be here or even ask to see what my eyes has seen.. See I wasn’t your typical Black Boi my gender didn’t match my sexuality.. Daddy walked...

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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...

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I fell in love with a woman from Serbia

I fell in love with a woman from Serbia, living here undocumented. Left her country after being attacked for being gay. Came here on a work visa. The visa expired, she continues to work...