Self-Acceptance & Self-Love

Stories Have An Impact

VIDEO: Andrea Vazquez shares her experience of the positive impact on others of sharing her story in this brief conversation with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place.

You ARE NOT the disease you suffer from

I was born with a craniofacial disease called Stickler Syndrome, which I inherited from my mother . Oddly, my mother does not know where she got our commonly shared disease from. This...

I said no and I will keep saying no

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape and sexual assault. Its hard to write an introduction to this. I’ve waited...

Living the Truth

I didn’t grow up with the language young people have these days around gender and sexuality. I was 19 when I first met my first gay person and that encounter started me on a path to my...

Learning to love myself

Growing up I watched my mom deal with low self-esteem issues and I believe because of that, she didn’t teach me to love myself. I don’t blame her or resent her for it because my...

I still have HOPE

So am not writing this story to not be pitied but for you guys out there to know and understand that some people who deal with a lot of problems but still face life with a smile and...

words can kill you

Before , I start I’d like to give a trigger warning this story contains material that may be triggering to those with a history of eating disorders or self harm. There was this girl in...

My Fake Happiness

On my very first day at a private middle school, I was convinced that all 23 of the sixth graders attending there would be dignified, independant, and behaved. They were not. At my old...

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...