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 Will Be the One

The main point of my story is the changes that occur within a person… Our parents raise us in a certain way, but we have the power to change and be different. In Chile, we have situations of domestic violence and situations where women...

Maternity Leave

My point is that women which get back from maternity leave should not be afraid to claim their rights. I was reflecting about violence and gender-based violence, and I remembered that I have a brand new apron in my wardrobe, and I haven’t...

Now, I Look over my Shoulder

The main point is that we should always be careful where we are, just because as a female, we are more of a target to gender-based violence… I think that people should know that even though they are trying to be safe, sometimes that’s...

Always Hope

Trigger warning: Before watching this video, please be aware that it contains references to rape and torture. I want [young women] to understand that whatever happens in life, to keep strong and to continue in life. And it’s not...

No One Blamed the Man who Did Not Understand...

I want other people to understand…that service workers are not slaves and not escort creatures. You can’t just harass them or make sexual propositions. I believe that the more people will learn about such stories, the sooner they will...

Long way to diagnosis

Hi everyone I rarely share any piece of my personal life with social media as I am a very private person but after reading your stories, whether you’ve been yet diagnosed or not, I feel like it’s sort of my responsibility to talk about it...

J.

My story is about an awful boy named J. he was abusive towards me. I was very easily lead. one day in the back of the van, he started to touch me and try and take of my school uniform. I was only a year 7. he had been pretty much bullying me. I...

Putting Robin Together Again

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape and other forms of abuse. Putting Robin Together Again Innocence Lost What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. That’s what they say...

The Word No is Sacred

My story highlights issues around gender violence in groups and attitudes toward women’s civic activism and women in politics. My main message is to show the relationship within the activist groups and the attitude toward women within those...

to the one i loved most, but then lost.

He had really silky black hair, he was about 170 cm, one of the cutest kid in class. When I was in 6th grade(12), I didn’t take that much attention towards him since he was really quiet, doesn’t talk to a lot of people and hates to...