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 can and I will.

The society I grew up in is one that still believes a female’s place is at the back. She is not to aim high, dream big or speak out except when asked to. I grew up timid and afraid of speaking out. At some points while growing up, I had...

Reclaiming My Power From Fatherlessness

This is my story. I faced a lot of adversity including poverty, physical and sexual abuse during my childhood which created a cycle of abuse that followed me into my early adult life. I took the time to address much of that trauma so I could...

How being a cursed child & bullying ...

Chris Viviane M is name, I was Born in Rwanda, raised in Uganda because of the War which forced my family to escape from Rwanda. Before that, I’m from family of 6 children, five of them died they were all boys, I’m the only one survived...

In Bloom Not Broken – Mental Health

I have suffered with mental illness for most of my life starting with self harm and depression at the age of 14 which then led to anorexia in my 20’s and later being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have had 6 hospital admissions and...

women's stories

Mesh Lives Matter: Told I would “have...

My life is never going to be how it should be. My story begins in 2006, I had a TVT mesh implant procedure after many years of suffering with stress urinary incontinence due to the births of my three children. I believed my surgeon when she...

women's stories

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Hi, I can’t tell you my name because somebody from my school might take action to these words. In January of 2019, I was assaulted. No big deal, right? But the thing is, it is a big deal. I was across from school. The girl who attacked m...

women's stories

Just wanna have my little slice.

I wanted to write this story because maybe somewhere out in the world is a girl like me. A girl that grew up in a place that can only be compared to hell. A girl who got pregnant at 16 and just maybe got married at 18. When I was a little girl...

women's stories

The Beauty and thrills of childbearing. The...

The Beauty😇and Thrills🤬of Childbearing! An unbridled tale! Motherhood for me begins with child bearing that is equivocal to an action thriller script. I am the main character and trenching through a deep tunnel called, La Maison of...

I’m not a victim of sexual abuse I’m a...

This is my story, I get labelled a victim of sexual abuse. But I’m not a “victim” I’m a survivor. My abuser was my father, he started to abuse me at just the age of 5. He abused me for a decade, untill I found the courage to tell my...

women's stories

Mi Madre y Yo- Como La Encontré y Arreglé...

Crecer sin tu madre es duro y cada Día de la Madre es más difícil. Especialmente cuando no recuerdas jamás haber celebrado la ocasión, cuando lo único que recuerdas es tenerle miedo a una desconocida que vino a visitarte un día sin saber...