Overcoming Adversity

Perseverance

When you were younger, did you ever think that life as an adult was going to be easy? Simple? Full of happiness every day or a Cinderella wedding? Well… that was me. As a child of...

She Had It in Her All Along

I often believe that the best way to celebrate someone’s birthday is to focus on the impact they have made on the universe. Today, I want to celebrate and say Happy Birthday to Girls on...

Power of the Scar

I am amazing because I’m a survivor! My story begins at a time when I was a young girl. I was raised by a single mother, and had a drug and alcohol addicted father that was in and out of...

Scars Are Tattoos with Better Stories

My life began with scars. My house burned to the ground when I was 3 years old, with me in it. My life is a gift. When I began school, I learned that people could be cruel. At 13, when I...

Back Home Again

From 2000-2009 I was in a weird, I’m not me place…..
1st marriage ended after 14 months….Never really fixed the “why” I was where I was and how I felt about things after...

women's stories

Positive Attitude with Cancer

I share my story from my bed as I recover from Chemo #10. I was diagnosed in November 2016 with Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage 3 after noticing a lump around my neck. I got an ultrasound...

Puertas Corredizas: Un Nuevo Mundo

La vida es siempre sorprendente y aunque lo sabemos, ésta nos continuará asombrando con el paso de las situaciones o eventos. En cierto punto de mi vida, como muchas otras mujeres, fui...

A Safer Future for Me and My Baby

Sometimes, I wake up from crying in my sleep during the night. Why? Every night for the last three years I have been abused by my husband. I cannot sleep in peace for even one night. Even...

The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh

In my 26 years of married life, I gave birth to five daughters in hope each time of giving birth to a boy. Every time I gave birth to a girl I would have to suffer negativity, shame and...