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!

Building Strong Girls

Hi! I’m Coach Rebecca. I’ve been involved with Girls on the Run Atlanta since 2016 and have coached three fun and crazy seasons with Paideia and The Atlanta International School. When I’m not working as an event planner or coaching Girls...

I’m not afraid anymore

This was my life. High school homecoming queen, captain of the varsity cheer squad…. experienced sexual abuse/harassment while in college…leading to bad judgment/decisions after college leaving my image “destroyed” being called...

women's stories

We can do better

Women worldwide and in particular developing world bear the hurdles of raising up families single handedly without assistant. Women are symbol of hope. When times are difficult they stand strong for the families. Women are the rock our...

women's stories

The Power of Adversity, Grit and Intuition

Have you ever sat wondering, “how did I become this way?” Whether “this way” has a positive or negative emotion attached to it, it’s interesting to try and dig deep to make sense of the life you’ve been creating so far, especially...

women's stories

Her Only option

She stood there in their family cattle kraal looking closely at the seemingly dry manure piled on a dirty plastic. She searched through the waste, looking for that “perfect” dry dung to wear for her periods before the blood had...

women's stories

I Feel like my Family is Cursed.

Hello my name is nyzayah and I’m going to tell you the story of how I thought my family was cursed. When I was 10 my uncle passed away so I had to go to California for his funeral and I let me just tell you that I live 36 hours away from...

women's stories

The Measurement of Love.

I’m a long distance relationship. we’re both 21 years old now.. We actually started talking on instagram I used to write and post poetry and he liked it and we sorta had the most amazing conversation raging from philosophy to...

My Sexual Abuse Story

I am a victim of sexual abuse. It happened during my childhood by someone my family trusted, over and over, for a few years. I tell myself that I am okay, that I’ll be fine. But I never told anyone about it, because I was scared and ashamed...

women's stories

A twist of Time

God is Faithful and Deserve my Praise I am praising God because the Lord has given me a new song. God is faithful and his grace and mercy endures forever. Over the past months, the difficulties of life dwelled at my door– I was stroked with...

women's stories

Universal love and the need to express the...

Memorial Day weekend honors all the fallen who have given their lives so as Americans we would enjoy independence as they choose. I was not given the same comforts as other Americans, let me explain. I was born premature and was cared for all...