Speaking Your Truth

Life goes on

Hello, My name is Nawaf and I’m from Iraq. The story starts with me going shopping with my family back when I was just 12 years old. I remember asking my parents if I could grab some...

Mistreatment and abuse in childbirth

My experience with child birth consists of mistreatment, abuse, physiological torture and poor suturing. I remember my labour pain started very early in the morning at around 5am, I had my...

Valuable Lessons

I first heard about Girls on the Run at an event for individuals with disabilities. I attended the fair as a vendor and loved the inclusivity that GOTR stood for. In talking with the GOTR...

I need to speak up

The first season I coached GOTR – I had only been home for a few years after a bad divorce. Curriculum 1 (this was fall 2012) was so amazing for me that year. I learned so many...

life under law and treasures

My name is Nicole and I had lived a terrible nightmare though my story may not go far it does grow strong, you see when I was belittle as a kid it reflect on struggle and ever chance it was...

Deliver the entire life

My name is Natalia, I am 26 years old, I was trained as an Obstetrician in the provinces of Tucumán and Entre Ríos, Argentina. I consider myself a feminist, an activist for women’s...

Ro9se

Angelea Story I am a mother of four children and recently my oldest son 19 was killed (11-30-18). Shortly after my husband whom I met and started dating in the 8th grade, together for 19...

Can a Relationship Survive Gambling?

Below is a video of my struggles and reminders to myself to be strong, and to love and respect myself and have the courage to walk away from an abusive and toxic gambler.

my teacher

in school i had a teacher reach down my bra and up my skirt to grab my behind I’ve had this happen with the same teacher 3 times so my parents removed me from the school and i started...

I’m more than my body

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains a description of childhood sexual assault. TW: this letter contains sexual assault. Dear rapist, It’s been...