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!

The Invisible Girl

Even though she was in a very depressed state of mind, she was realistic. She realized that no matter what she said, someone would hate her for it. She stopped telling people how she felt. She only trusted her closest friends, but still...

The life of a Body dysmorphia sufferer

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes a graphic description of self-harm. For 11 years I have struggled with severe body dysmorphic disorder, I struggle with the emotional pain of never feeling like...

Nanhi pari

Meri nanhi pari jab aadhi  Raat ko idher udher bechain hoker dekh rahi thi Maine gusse se pucha kya Hua beta so ku nai rahi.. Kuch du pillow du to usne pat se jawab Dia na mummaa aapka hath chaeee…… ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Two losses; one decade

Lived with two very hard workers. My father was an alcoholic, but a hard worker, provider. My mom, the best way same hard worker, provided everything, just wasn’t a drinker. Many fights and arguments and things I don’t want to share...

An Audience is Watching

The school that I coach for Girls on the Run sits in the inner city of Allentown. As the guidance counselor shared with me the first day, it isn’t in the “sexy” part of the city that is being revitalized. It is in the “other” part...

Lets Move Fast

Let’s move fast My last memory of being young dates back to the early 90’s. Possibly because my life before age five was so fast paced and moved so much that my mind has chosen to forget the things I feel would hurt me now if I knew them...

Trust The Process- A Short Story

Last year in September, I experienced a very hard trial with anxiety and depression. Honestly, that had been my story for a very long time but I never acknowledged it because I always masked it with substances and people. I decided that I would...

Some Girls Don’t Fit In

Some girls are not meant to fit in. This has always been the story of my life. As a child, I never dreamed of weddings. I didn’t give in to peer pressure. Pink was never my favorite color (team yellow!). I didn’t care about boys...

Tell Her She Can Run

At the age of 9, my daughter was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent and funny. Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength and she was using that strength to become a decent swimmer. Nine was a year of great growth and it...

I was Suffering too much that…

Hi… i’ll just give you my fake name… My name is Yin and umm… when i was 12 to 13-ish. I was depressed… like literally.. my mom and dad got a divorce. I didn’t really know it when the next day, my dad woke me...