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!

“I was going to finish that sentence.”

Well into my career, I was in a meeting with a great group of intelligent, successful and confident business leaders. I respected every one of them. They were all men. It was in that meeting room that I found the courage to say, finally, to one...

Change is Constant

PODCAST: #ThePowerOfYourStory Podcast is an interview series with women from around the world, a collaboration between Girls’ Globe and SayItForward.org. In this episode, Julia Wiklander, founder of Girls’ Globe, talks with her good friend...

The Man Who Has Had Three Hearts!

After collapsing in my home one night and being rushed to the hospital at the age of six, doctors predicted that I would not live to see my seventh birthday. Thirty years later, and I am still defying all the odds. I have stared death in the...

Empathy 4 You

Hi, I’m Shalmali, a graduate student and mental health advocate from Pune. I conduct workshops, seminars and lectures on mental health and suicide prevention in youth through my little organization called ‘Empathy For You’ I...

How I made my own dreams come true

Counseling has the potential to change the world; this belief resonates deep within me. I am a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX studying Mental Health Counseling. My long-term goal is to open a non-profit...

Shit Matters !?.

For 20 years, a toilet managed my life. A kidney disorder- diagnosed at the age of two- led to constraints in mobility and concerns of locating a safe, clean public toilet. This failure of not my doing guided most critical years of life. Now- 5...

Christie’s Testimony of redemption

My life changed checking my mailbox in 1997, he was tall and stunning. We made eye contact, said hello, and went our own way. Few days after that I had a water leak in my apartment and needed maintenance to come take a look. When maintenance...

Mary Hall’s Life Story

My Life from Day 1-now: 1) I was living with my step-parents from 4 days old-11 years old 2)I kept moving back and forth 3.I moved in with my biiological mom and dad in Gainesville 4.I was physically and emotionally abused by my mom and dad 5.I...

I have the right to express myself

As long as I remember, I haven’t been sincere and open with people about who I’m, my dreams and hopes, and how I want to live my live. In fact, I probably didn’t know that myself. Nor did I know how to find out. Instead I was too busy...

how I got over depression as a teen

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to sexual assault. What happened to me? TRIGGER WARNING: A lot has happened to me in the past year but think one of the hardest things that happened to me...