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!

I am inspired!

They use inspiring words. I feel more confident about my dreams. They told me not to be afraid to be ME. They told me that I can do ANYTHING. I encourage myself and everyone around me. It means running and kindness to others. This is Girls on...

women's stories

I aspire to inspire…

For me, being successful and reaching my potential involves helping others be successful and realize their potential. I truly believe that my purpose on this Earth is to help others, particularly women, realize that they are uniquely...

Fight Like A Girl

For years, I suffered silently with depression and anxiety. I was ashamed and embarrassed. Ten years ago, I reached a breaking point and I reached out for help. Over the years, my battle hasn’t always been easy. Challenges still happened...

Why I run

Growing up I never thought of myself as sporty or athletic– that was my sister. She was coordinated, aggressive and an all-star athlete like my dad. I considered myself to be uncoordinated and timid so I simply didn’t try. I was...

Learning Not to Quit

I posted a video last night of an overexuberant set of coaches cheering on a girl for finishing a practice 5K in our Girls on the Run program. I am sure that some of you shook your heads and thought…what’s the big deal? It’s...

women's stories

I miss my aunt

I had an aunt with inner talent but never showed it. She actually baked cakes for a living and they were so delicious. Other than that she also cooked for us. She got married and soon had had children. Her first born child was named victory and...

Betrayal

Something that we don’t see coming. Maybe we did and maybe we didn’t but it happens regardless. You can be the best person you could be and tried your best but someone close to your heart can turn on. We never thought someone that we hold...

women's stories

Stolen

Bella was the most beautiful and strongest girl I ever had the privilege of meeting. She was Albanian, and though she didn’t speak English well at all, the two of us had an instant connection, and a lasting understanding of each other...

women's stories

How a young boy turned his life around

July 17, 2002 a boy by the name of Jake was born. Little did he or his parents know but he was born with a different mind from the rest. He was born with addiction disorder. All he wanted was to feel accepted, loved, and to never feel alone...

Indian women history museum –...

Greetings! Indian History Women Museum will be start on International Women’s Day Indian Women’s History Museum- Celebrating Women’s History A space to explore and celebrate the lives of women of India, the Indian...