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!

Sebastian the angel baby heaven received.

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes photos and graphic and explicit description of a stillbirth. Where should I start? I have dreamt my entire life of having a kid. At the age of 12 I would talk about...

The race that I belong humanbeing

Hi, I’m a young guy at the age of 27. I would like to share my story to the race that I belong (HUMANS). Aiming to take my part as a member of this wonderful creatures (Humans). Dear readers I’m a young guy who took his lifetime in...

One and Only Friend

I always had trouble keeping friendships with people. Not sure if it is because I tend to be more selfish than most, or forget to take my meds, who knows. But I do remember meeting this one girl. She was a lot of fun to hangout with; but she...

How Female Genital Mutilation defined my...

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of female genital mutilation. When I turned 11, my grandmother mentioned that I would be getting my earlobes pierced. Who wouldn’t be excited? As a young...

Choose yourself first , before anyone.

I was 18 when my father committed suicide, My father’s suicide was the single most painful event in my life. There were times during my grief where I wasn’t sure if the suffering would ever end. But I kept slowly trudging along. Slowly...

Never lose hope

Hello, My name is Nawaf and I’m from Iraq. The story starts with me going shopping with my family back when I was just 12 years old. I remember asking my parents if I could grab some snacks from the snacks store next door. As I was in the...

Beautiful Novella

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it includes a description of rape. Dear stranger, I have written this letter to just talk about how I am feeling. You don’t know me, but I have been struggling very hard...

Give yourself the time.

I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move...

SMILE

When I was in Elementary School, I was a gloomy and quiet kid. Average in my looks and grades, I got often overlooked by my peers and my teachers. I was also bullied by my classmates just for the fun of it. I was so lonely and no one to talk...

We will heal

My father’s suicide was the single most painful event in my life. I was 18 when he left. I’m 22 years old today. But the would stays as fresh as the first day I had to say good bye to him. For years I’ve kept how my father passed away as...