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!

A life of pain

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains a description of childhood rape. This is a letter i wrote to the perpetrator, and to every girl who has went through what i went through. A letter explaining how girls...

When I was 15

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains a description of childhood rape. I was 15 years old when it happened. At that point in my life, I drinking a lot, getting high most of the time. And I was already...

Sources of Strength

I’ve always been very close with my mother, although we now live an ocean apart – she’s in California, where I grew up, and I’m in Europe. She’s an exceptional mother, the very best cheerleader a girl or woman could...

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Hi, I am L. I am 14 and I am an attempt survivor. My reasons for it is my own but I want to talk about my journey with suicide ideation and depression. I tried to OD on aspirin at the beginning of the year, I did it rationally, when it hit me...

Mistakes you shouldn’t make

Hi guys, my name is Chavonne. I was always a shy girl, I started preeschool and EVERYTHING was fine, the first two years went smoothly, then I started primary school the first two years, amazing. Then it was Grade 3 and this time I was really...

Where Is The Love?

This poem is about issues that the world has been facing and particularly focuses on the media, discrimination and speaking up. The song Where Is The Love from Black Eyed Peas is the inspiration for me to write this poem. I have always been...

HATE

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape, sexual assault, and other forms of abuse. HATE: A True Story By Doreen L. Hambrick In 1970, I was 5 years old when my father left my...

My life

Trigger warning: Before reading this story, please be aware that it includes a description of childhood sexual assault and other forms of abuse. When I was young my parents were loving and caring, but sadly I don’t remember much from my...

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so i have someone that i like but he doesnt know that i like him for 4 years and he is my highschool crush.although he doesnt know that i like him but he always avoid something related to me.he saved my friend number but not me.then he asked my...