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!

Give and Take

It’s hard not to feel like you’ve been robbed. I wouldn’t even call it robbery really. When you get robbed, at some point the items taken will be replaced or returned (if your lucky). But when you lose someone close to you, it’s a...

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Believing in myself

My father raped me before I started school. I did not remember until very recently, in my early adulthood. I have always remembered only his brother molesting me when I was in middle school. My mother knew about his brother, but does not know...

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lifted

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to childhood rape and abuse. having a dad around was never really a common occurrence. by the time she was six, the only times she’d see her dad was on...

Extraordinary Transformation

Like so many other women, I am a survivor. From the ashes of incest, abuse and neglect arose a passion to help others create extraordinary lives. At age 12, I was abandoned with my younger brother in a trailer home with no adults, no food and...

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How I overcame

I want to share my story because i think it’s time others learn from my experience.Growing up as a young girl,i was raped at age 9 by our then house boy.trying to live with the shame of that incident made me an introvert,and afraid even...

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Me and my dyslexia

At the age of eight after a diagnosis i have been told i had a math dyslexia. At first, i didn’t really get what it means, but later, when i was about eleven, i started feeling like i was good at nothing. All of my classmates were always...

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Rolling Hope

My name is Ronnie Tre Lawson from Macon, Georgia. I graduated from Westside high school. Prior to my accident I was a scholar with a 3.0 GPA. June 11, A day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. But where do I start with the troubles or the...

My Past My Strength

My ordeal all began in 1994 when I lost my Dad at the age of seven. I was then single handedly catered for by my mother who had no specific job yet having four of us as children to bring up. My mum was engaged in local peasant farming...

My Identity

Lost Black Boi I didn’t ask to be here or even ask to see what my eyes has seen.. See I wasn’t your typical Black Boi my gender didn’t match my sexuality.. Daddy walked out and left me I felt he regret me.. Molested broken and...

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Why I can’t love

I was born to a 14 year old girl and a 17 year old boy. I didn’t realize my life was any different than other until I was 10 years old. My mother was loving she cared for me despite how young she was and I had a lot of family who helped to...