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!

Girls on the Run

Hi, my name is Mi’Kaylah and I am a fourth grader. I participate in GOTR. GOTR has inspired me to be healthy, confident, and joyful. First of all, GOTR has taught me to be healthy by eating healthy and not to much junk food. I now know...

5 Unique Ways I’ve Learned that Women...

Do you or someone you love suffer from depression? If you’re female, you may experience the condition differently than your male peers. Even though the disorder may feel the same on the inside, it may manifest in diverse ways...

My GOTR Story

GOTR has inspired me to stay positive. Before GOTR I was a little negative. I used to be nervous about cheering other people on, but GOTR has helped me by practicing positivity. I liked it when we practiced turning something negative into...

Hopefully Inspirational

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes descriptions of childhood sexual abuse. Okay so let’s just get started, just a warning it’s a very long story although we will be flashing through about 14 years of...

From Boned to Empowered

Funny story of mine, because the most characteristic thing that makes me who I am now is one that I can barely remember. My born was, in the words of my parents: ‘a miracle’, from the fact that my mom achieved to get pregnant again...

Bravery in the Eye of the Storm

Well today it happened… A day we never want to happen, but continually prepare for throughout the school year. We had a tornado touch down near the school, and as expected, went into our emergency tornado procedures. I wasn’t even in the...

Emotional abuse

Another Valentine’s Day looms on the calendar, and another Valentine’s Day I plan to spend single. Being in my early 30’s I spend a lot of time wondering if I’m doomed to be an old maid or if I even care. I spend time...

Because he loved me

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes descriptions of rape and emotional abuse. It’s been 4 years but it still feels like it happened yesterday. The memory has stayed engrained in my head and won’t...

Finding Your Voice When You’re...

Losing a toxic job can be the most positive thing that ever happens to you. It took considerable time for me to write these words, but it’s true. Hey, we live in a dog-eat-dog society. Much of your sense of security and happiness rests...

The dark shadow under my bed

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood sexual assault and abuse. I am a strong and independent women today. What makes most part of me, dates back two decades roughly. To be frank...