#YoungWomenSay

Stories submitted by women under 30…

Unlucky one

Well my entire life i have been scared to get a boyfriend so I never did until I was almost 19.I was always so scared that my family will find out because I come from a small country and...

i didn’t know my own strength

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to rape. “have courage & be kind” when I was young I was bullied for a very long time...

You are you.

You know, I don’t know why I am sitting here in the middle of my math class reading all these stories about people, what they’ve suffered and what they’ve gone through and...

Black and White pearls

(Venus in front of the mirror) Dear you and me, I always had the dream to help other people and to share a story, to inspire people. Yet I feel so worthless all the time. I constantly...

Surviving an unhappy home

I was an extremely shy only child of a single mum, living alone with her after her divorce from my dad, and eventually she remarried a creepy guy who claimed to want to adopt me and to love...

Time Heals All Wounds

I still remember that night that everything fell apart. I remember the distinct sound of glass breaking. I remember the yelling and the crying and the sounds of the sirens outside. I...

after my darkest moments

Growing up, I’ve noticed that many people, especially men, think they are entitled to a lot from a woman. They think they have the right to look, to gaze with the most naked desire. They...

I do belong and I will be successful

I’m not really sure where to start, but I’ve had the need to open up and share what I’ve been through maybe to possibly help younger teens and younger kids having a difficult time or...