#YoungWomenSay

Stories submitted by women under 30…

My Story.

Hi there My name is Emma, I’m a teenager living in New Zealand, and I’d like to share my story. Not for fame, or recognition, or sympathy, or anything like that. Purely to tell...

Prove Them Wrong

I want to start by putting up a trigger warning, my story talks about subjects that might be hard or triggering for some. My name is Em and my battle with mental illness started at a young...

Women Safety

At 10pm I went to nearby shop for shampoo. One boy followed me & he tried to enter my room forcefully. He almost entered & then I pushed him away & started shouting then he ran...

Samantha’s heart condition story

Hi my name is Samantha Quintero I’m 22 years old almost 23 years old I was born with HRHS which is called Hypoplastic right heart syndrome pulmonary atresia congestive heart...

LIFE CAN BE BEAUTIFUL

I wish for everyone to learn something useful from my story, my suffering.  All refugees feel bad, but someone can understand them. When you lose someone you love, this is a very hard...

THROUGH THE BARS TO FREEDOM

[This is] the most powerful and yet, the most horrible story in my life. I still cannot realize how I managed to get in between the bars, because it was very, very thin. I don’t...

TAKUT DEWASA

Hi aku seorang wanita berumur 22 yang sebentar lagi akan berumur 23. Aku si wanita yang penuh akan ketakutan perihal masa depan, aku masih disini sampai sekarang, masih dititik yang sama...

THEY CAN NOT BREAK US

Today, I realized that I am so strong, because I have three stories like this. Three times someone tried to rape me—first, when I was eight years old, [the] second time when I...

Burden of expectation- Who to blame?

Don’t know where to begin! But I feel so overloaded with thoughts that if I didn’t share, my mind will blast. I don’t want to get known by name, the only thing I want is...