Self-Empowerment

Overcoming Obesity

My Story of Overcoming Obesity I am strong and I am sucessful because I beat Obesity! Obesity is an issue that is very present in America today; and for the lives that it does not claim...

My worst fear is becoming like my parents

Well, it all started when I was around 7. Both my parents are alcoholics and they started drinking. I didn’t fully understand what was going on, I was 7 years old. I remember going...

The Little Girl That Never Gave Up Hope

Growing up as a little girl I didn’t realize how special I was. At the age of seven, I was taken away from my biological parents and placed in foster care. I felt that was one of the...

“Telling Your Story is Empowering”

VIDEO: Sonya Hartwig explains how sharing our stories can help us heal and empower ourselves and others, in this conversation with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place. 

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...

From Bondage to Mental Freedom

Freedom is possible!!! When I say those words I literally mean it’s possible! I recall so many challenging days in my life; when nothing but inward voices, hallucinations, depression...

Los Momentos Que Nos Definen

Vivimos nuestras vidas de momento a momento, de respiración a respiración. A veces, aguantamos nuestra respiración para que el momento dure, pero otras veces, cerramos los ojos y...

Some Girls Don’t Fit In

Some girls are not meant to fit in. This has always been the story of my life. As a child, I never dreamed of weddings. I didn’t give in to peer pressure. Pink was never my favorite...

Why Say It Forward?

VIDEO: YOUR story DOES matter! It matters to you, it matters to us, and it matters to so many other women and girls who will be inspired by what you have to say.