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!

“Never give up”

VIDEO: Ava Vosu & Charlotte Toogood, mother and daughter midwives, share their perspective on perseverance, moving forward, and appreciating the inspiring people in our lives.

My mother and me, how I found her and fixed...

Growing up without your mother is hard, with each mothers day it gets harder. Especially when you don’t remember ever celebrating one, all you remember is being afraid of some stranger who came to visit one day. Not knowing she was your...

Realizing “I can do this.”

VIDEO: Esther Mast, a nurse-midwife who has lived and worked in the U.S., Haiti and Burkina Faso, talks about helping people realize their strength.

My bully story

Hi.. I have been looking for places that can help me to share my story, I am so glad I came across this website… Well any ways this is my story. Hi my name is Shannon, I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. In primary school I was...

Accept the Challenges

VIDEO: Andrea Jordan, a midwife trained in the U.K. and practicing in Barbados, shares her story and encourages women and girls to learn from the challenges in their lives.

Overcome fear of school

Hello! Today i’m gonna share my story about i overcome my fear of trusting people So,around when i was 13 i was scared to go to school cause for me school is just a place where you was being watched like a subject for experiment. I never...

Somewhere over the Rainbow

I chose Somewhere over the Rainbow as my title because that was my grandfather’s favorite song and this is a dedication to him. I will start by saying my family is my number one priority over anything. I am the first of 17 grandchildren...

How my traumatized childhood shaped who I am...

I grew up in Calgary, Canada. I grew up with a lot of family issues and these fights in my family (physical and verbal) have traumatized me. My dad is a very aggressive, abusive man and I have seen him hurt my mother physically and mentally...

Seeking God before revenge

I am a single mother of three daughters. I was in a 15 year relationship with the father of my children. A longterm friend of mine came to me for help. She left her husband and four daughters. I welcomed her into my home wanting to help her in...