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!

The Power of Your Voice

The narrative of a woman’s value being in her vagina, ability to do homely chores and care to the family is one that has lingered for a long time. As a girl-child, I believed this and was groomed to be womanly, to keep my modesty, to view...

Who am I? – Overcoming Low Self Esteem...

My story is a long one, but I hope you can read to the end and be inspired as you read. 🙂 Nine out of ten people that I tell I am from Manafwa District (located in the remote parts of Eastern Uganda) do not get it. They look at me with a...

Empowering Girls and Women to Achieve their...

It was a startling discovery five years ago that prompted me as a then 21-year-old girl in Uganda to found Go Girl Africa. My inspiration came from a chance encounter with a young cousin who had been sent away in disgrace when she became...

MY WORTH

My name is Nancy but I go by many names depending on who is addressing me. Some, actually one person, calls me kitten. Others refer to me as “bade” which is slang for pal or very good friend; while for many others, I will not labor to...

I am not one of them

Going through school was quite hard, I can’t say I suffered for sure because my mother tried to avail the best money could offer for my siblings and I. Being a single mom with three children to support, a family back in her home town and no...

MY JOURNEY FROM THE PARTY HOUSE TO THE PULPIT

I was always that party girl, not just attending them, but throwing them too. Honestly my insecurities had caught up with me, so many doors in my life were shut out. For example, I always asked God for a perfect husband, but never gave him the...

TO LOVE OTHERS, I LEARNT TO LOVE SELF FIRST

My name is Rachael Mpiriirwe. I am married and a mother of twins and because of this, in Uganda I am called “Nalongo” (mother of twins). A few months ago (at the beginning of the year 2017), I attended a training in leadership which was a...

Running for Post Traumatic Growth

My name is Bunny, like a rabbit, but I am more commonly known as “Ally’s Mom.” Being Ally’s Mom is both an honor and a challenge, as she is exceptionally bright…and equally headstrong. At the end of school last year Ally announced...

I Am Free

I struggled for years in my marriage. There was no physical abuse. There were no fights, no yelling or screaming. There was apathy, and my attempts to discuss the state of our marriage were always shut down as soon as I initiated the...

Turbo

In my third season as a coach with Girls on the Run (GOTR), I met McKenna. She marched to the beat of her own drum, unleashing her unique, creative and occasionally – but unintentionally – inappropriate sense of humor at every turn...