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!

Reminiscences

The heavy red curtains tried to stop the wind from barging into the room but could not. The longing was too strong. The slightly plump woman in the room closed her eyes at the caress of the wind. The loose strands of her hair brushed her...

How I found myself

Hi, I’m a teenage girl who hadn’t found herself until this whole coronavirus happened. When a song starts playing, I can’t stop myself. I just start singing, and I don’t even know if I’m good at it. I saw a zodiac...

Life from hell

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to childhood rape, other forms of violence and abuse. My name is Scarlett Rose, I am 19, and this is my story. I was bullied and called many names from the...

Kijan nou ka simonte pè ki nan nou.

Kijan nou kapab simonte pè ki nan nou? *premyèman* Si ou vle ale lwen nan lavi ou fok ou kwè nan tèt ou.Chak ou doute de tèt ou,ou ap anpeche ou avanse sou wout siksè ou.Konn valè ou,konn kapasite ou epi eksplwate yo.Chita sou talan ou...

Why I Am A Warrior

I believe that I am a warrior. I have tackled every challenge in my life. Although being a female with special needs in this world is a challenge, I have not let it define me. My family are very supportive of me and they have inspired me to be...

Sexually Assaulted

I was 16 when I sexually assaulted. Nobody knows because I am too ashamed to tell anyone; I’m afraid of what others will think. It happened when I was staying with a friend. My boyfriend, at the time, was staying the night also, kept...

The Climb

I am not a doctor I am not a physiologist I’m not a university graduate I do not have a 6 figure job ! I’ve never written a thing (expect in school) I am a mom self emplyeed gave up my dreams …. but fufilled it giving all I had into...

The Grace of Life

How can a moment change your life for the better? I often asked myself how in the world we could encourage each and everyone to believe in themselves amidst all the confusions and doubts. Being in the world for about 23 years now is...

A letter to #GirlsinSTEM and youth activists

Growing up as a child raised by a single, immigrant mom, I have faced her my share of struggles navigating the resources and STEM curriculum. Every day in my home country, the inequality gap of being “unlucky,” living in circumstances...

My life history

Growing up, I’ve noticed that many people, especially men, think they are entitled to a lot from a woman. They think they have the right to look, to gaze with the most naked desire. They think they have the right to touch and take what they...