Stories

Every woman and every girl inspires us. We are deeply grateful to those who have shared their stories about breakthroughs in their lives, the ways in which they have overcome fears, beliefs, or events that once kept them from connecting with their inner strength and recognizing their amazingness. Some of these stories are stories of pain and how a women or girl triumphed over it. As you read these stories, rather than focusing on the pain, choose to focus instead on the triumph and the ways that others have overcome what may once have seemed impossible to overcome. Let's celebrate their triumphs!

Respect and trust is earned, not givin’

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to rape and sexual assault. TW: mentions rape and sexual assault, well at first me and this guy were just friends and he wanted to know if we could hangout...

the middle point in life.

My story is not so much of a story yet, because i am still living. But for the day i pass into darkness, here is my story so far. I am 16 years old, as of yesterday. ive had a lot of trauma throught the 16 years. Im still underdevoleped and...

Seeing a future after attempting suicide in...

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with anxiety. My earliest memory of it was in the first grade. I talked in class, trying to make a friend – unfortunately, I did it while the teacher was speaking. She got angry, and made me...

it is my story

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood sexual assault and rape. i am done, i am done letting people make me feel like it isn’t a big deal bec IT IS. it is my story, the story...

It wasn’t your fault

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to rape. It’s hard to believe I’d ever have a story to tell. Some days it’s easier and some days I’d feels like this crushing weight on my body...

Golf cart

Around the time this happened I was around the ages of 8-10. I was with my nephew (11-13 at the time) driving my moms golf cart around the house. We were flooring it, having so much fun. Then we turned around the garage, apparently we...

The Reminders My Body Gives Me

This past weekend I noticed acne on the back of my shoulders and neck. At first, I was annoyed – 32 years old and religiously doing skin maintenance and I am still breaking out. Then it hit me, and I was immediately overwhelmed by emotion...

Mental Health Matters

My name is Emily. I am a 16-year-old, junior in high school, and approximately 14 days ago was the anniversary of my third suicide attempt. On September 16th, 2020, I overdosed and was admitted to my local hospital, then transferred to a...

Surviving: Made To Battle

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape and sexual assault. Hello my name is saida luvenia Mahoney I am 25 years old I am from Oakland California My birth date is September...

Some random things I want to get off my...

Health is currently the class I’m failing most in and one of my least liked classes Health is supposed to be really easy and I get good results on the tests but the thing is I don’t do the homework even though it’s really easy. It’s...