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!

This Time Will Be Different.

So I decided to date someone older man. I put all my dreams and even self on the back burner, so that I can be there when he needed me. The first couple of years went great until his family turned on me. This caused me to become uncomfortable...

Every Woman is Wonderful!

I have been very passionate about writing since young age. My writings were often published in college magazine. But it struck me that I want to write about women’s issues and share their inspiring stories with the world quite late in...

Life is full of miracles

Hi! I’m a 20 year old medical student from South India. I was always pampered as kid owing to the fact that I was the only child. I had everything growing up be it wealth, health or laughter. But things started changing from middle...

Hopelessness

I was always an anxious person. From the time I was very little I always worried about everything, in ways that nobody could ever understand. I would cry over things that people would think you would never cry over. My anxiety always was a...

Where there is a will there is a way

There were changes in body after post- pregnancy. My body was not moving, and I had a lot of pain in my bones. My husband consulted so many doctors but there was no improvement. Doctors told that it will be throughout the life…my problem...

New and old problems: access to sexual and...

As we reflect on how to commence this article and share reflections and musings on the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the reproductive health and rights of women and girls in Kenya, a particular statement sticks out – leaving no one...

A Story of Recovery

Telling my story might help me heal and maybe help someone else in the process. We read other people’s stories all the time. This is just mine. I don’t like to tell my story because I don’t want it to be the Susanne show. I’d...

Somehow, I survived

Trigger warning: Before reading this story, please be aware that it includes a description of childhood rape and assault. For years, it felt easier to just rewrite the story. Hmm, ok it was a dream. Nope it didn’t happen. Maybe it was...

The strongest person I know

When they asked me, who is the strongest person I know? I replied, it’s me…i am the strongest person I know, I have been through things no one knows and I still laugh and be happy… I am a woman who was told by my own husband...

My story

I personally struggle with bipolar depression and severe anxiety. I was diagnosed about 3 years ago. I was 13. I was in and out of behavioral health facilities for 2 years. I have been a year clean from self harm and hospitals and all that. I...