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!

We are all loved

After my parent’s divorce, I slowly sank into a trap. The trap of low self esteem. Following the event, my grandma came into the picture and became the caregiver of my sis and I. My grandma always dotes on my sister alot and favouritsm...

My Raw Unfiltered Cleansing Truths

Learn to overcome my most difficult lifelong struggles. Change the way I think of myself and others. Those are my goals but in order to fix my problems I’ve begun to face them and trace them back to where they originated. As I stated looking...

My Voice Is My Purpose, What’s Yours?

I believe in introspection, where one digs deep in their heart to search for who they really are and what their purpose is. This introspection isn’t just for personal gain, but to meaningfully improve the lives of those around them. This...

The Power of Periods

The first time I was embarrassed of my period was the first moment I got it. There was no pretext to that feeling of shame. It was as innate as my breath. There isn’t anything specific from my childhood that led me to this feeling of...

Changing the Narrative

My journey as a young leader and advocate began when I was about 10 years old. Even as a child, I had so much passion for activism. Together with my fellow young activists, I led many initiatives geared towards advancing the rights of children...

The Power of Mentorship

We live at a time where there is more opportunity than ever before. For some young women, the principles of feminism are encouraged. They are supported in their endeavors to get an education, be professional, and be independent. They are given...

Fighting through the darkness with...

God can take your brokeness, the ashes of your old self, your old life and turn it into something beautiful. I can literally say that I have been fighting for my life since the day I was born. I was born 4 months earlier than expected, I was...

Life Advice from a Life Advice Addict

I am asked more often than I thought I would be how I got to where I am today. It’s a position I wouldn’t have believed I’d be in ten years ago. When I was nineteen, I was close to exhausting the articles, listicles, and books on the...

Reflect, Claim Our Space, and Power On!

For me, growing up was a series of realizations about the things that I ‘could not’ do, merely because I am a girl. And while my relative privilege allowed me to get an education, start working, and travel independently, the ‘do nots’...

Are You Holding Back?

My daughter has been applying for summer camp counsellor jobs. She’s been a camp counsellor the last three summers, in addition to being a lifeguard and swim instructor during the school year. Pretty darn qualified! So why did she phone me to...