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!

Don’t let your past define your future

My story starts as a young girl at the age of seven coming from a dysfunctional family that fell apart from the beginning. A mother who was mentally unstable with five children and a father who really didn’t know how or what to do with a...

Arriba de las nubes grises siempre habrá un...

Después de disfrutar de una adolescencia privilegiada dentro de los estándares de mi país, incluyendo mudarme a vivir a una ciudad a 4 horas de distancia de mi casa para asistir a una excelente universidad, pasé a vivir a los Estados Unidos...

Above dark clouds the sky is always blue

After having a privileged adolescence in my native country, including going to a very well known university 4 hours away from my parents’ house, I found my self living in the United States specifically in one of the most interesting and...

Wife beating

I ran away from an extremely abusive marriage despite everyone including my own parents advising me to endure the pain and be silent about it because according to our culture women should not share bad deeds of their husbands. 😭😭😭 and...

K quirk

i was a bit concerned about my weight. im a little under, but i didnt feel healthy. i felt i was fat, and i needed to lose weight.. i recognized myself as an amazing person when i found people ive never met before say that im a person they...

Finding Authenticity

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 Daniela Arango...

Prayer changes situations

I want to share my story regarding my daughters battle with Trisomy 13 and how my faith helped me through it. Coping with a Rare Trisomy: Prayer Can Change the Situation

Don’t take my voice

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes descriptions of rape and sexual assault. I wonder how many people are tired of the Harvey Weinstein stories in the press? I wonder how many victims of abuse are not...

Standing tall and proud

My life changed about four years ago when I started to have anxiety and panic attacks. I only had them at work in a small cooler. I knew what it was about but I fought myself for a few months, I kept promising myself it would get better and...