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!

Grant Writing to Change the World

When I was younger, I grew up listening to my dad tell stories about his time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. He would always tell me the importance of helping others, and of public service. I always kept that in the back of my mind...

My story

I am Zoey Maxwell And I was born in Mexico, La Cuesta, me and my family were in poverty, and I hated every second of it. My family was small, just my grandma and grandfather, we walked for many days and slept on the dirty floors. I did not go...

Happily ever after

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes references to child abuse, sexual assault, and rape. “One day you will be the end of me” he whispered as he glared at me. ” no Dad, I love you”...

Discapacidad

Yo nací con una enfermedad que deja a la mayoría de niñas y niños sin la habilidad de caminar o estar parados. Soy muy afortunada. Creciendo, mi miedo mas grande era despertar un día y no poder caminar. Despertar y darme cuenta de que...

My life

It was a long time ago, I was in preschool and my only emotion was happy. I didnt really know much at all, I thought life was all happiness and rainbows. Then I went to kndergarden, I was slapped and nobody noticed me besides bullies. One day I...

Don’t kill me

Shazia was from a tribal area of Pakistan. She belonged to the Pashtun family. She ran away from her husband’s home in spite of being married. She was considered a perfect dancer in the village. And Nazrana also was considered a good...

Reaching The Summit!!!!

Why is it when life is upside people feel like they have fix it? Now I know it definitely matters in some situations. Because you can’t do everything alone. But what do you do when you need help? I can’t even answer one of those...

Facing challenges

I began having seizures in the second grade. I remember my first one still very clearly. I heard my dad in a panicking voice saying my name and it was constantly echoing. I also saw pitch black with bursting colors. When I finally got out of...

A Letter to Her-My story of how I became...

Hi. I am a 14 year old girl in her freshmen year in high school. Through the past few years I questioned my sexuality because I fell head over heels for my best friend who is a girl. I never told her my feelings and never came out. I...