Surviving Sexual Abuse

Just talk to someone

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes descriptions of sexual assault and rape. I was 17, had a couple of close friends, was shy, and my self-esteem was...

Scripting My Own Story

I grew up in a small city called Guwahati, tucked in the far northeast of India. My region is full of abundant resources but also had its own share of issues, like insurgency and violence...

Giving Back and Lifting Up

I encountered Girls on the Run like many other parents do – my girls brought home information about a “running program”, and I thought it sounded like a great way to...

House of Secrets

I grew up in a house full of secrets. On the exterior of our home we looked like a picture-perfect family, but on the interior we all found ways to survive.Let me take you from the...

I Survived…

My name is Johanna Leblanc and I am a Haitian-American immigrant. I had the unfortunate privilege of being born into a dysfunctional family that did not have the capacity to raise nor...