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!

Room of Ashes

I can detect the scent all the time. The apartment stinks. The building stinks anyway – apartment blocks usually do. But our apartment is where I can smell that pungent, bitter smell which fills me with the worst dread imaginable. Only a...

my life

I always have something in the deep of my heart that keeps talking to me on and on and I can hear it. about the past, I am a little sad and angry but there’s nothing that I could do right now. my life has changed and we moved on. we have...

Teachers who inspire me

MRS. DONALDSON AND MR. BOYLES I WANT A THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING ME TO KEEP GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES AND SHOWING ME THAT I CAN INSPIRE PEOPLE TO USE THERE FEELINGS FOR GOOD.

My worst fear is becoming like my parents

Well, it all started when I was around 7. Both my parents are alcoholics and they started drinking. I didn’t fully understand what was going on, I was 7 years old. I remember going upstairs and seeing both my mom and dad passed out in...

God spoke to me

I would like to tell my story how God spoke to me to anyone who will listen. A little bit of background on me, I grew up Catholic. I was baptized when I was maybe 2 weeks old. I was confirmed when I was 13. My family and I only went to church...

The Little Girl That Never Gave Up Hope

Growing up as a little girl I didn’t realize how special I was. At the age of seven, I was taken away from my biological parents and placed in foster care. I felt that was one of the worst days of my life. Placed in three foster homes...

My mom. My hero.

Strong. Humble. Powerful. Courageous. Brave. Independent. Hard-working. These are the words that come to my mind when I think about my mom. Raising two little girls in a single-parent household was not always easy for her, but she never let...

GOODBYE EVIL MONSTER ROT IN HELL...

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape and sexual assault. Why am i writing this? Maybe because i am tired of sitting in my room crying over what YOU (dad) did to me. I am...

Keep Telling Your Story

VIDEO: Esenam Nyador reminds us that it is our right to share story and important that tell it ourself, and shares some aspects of her story in this brief conversation with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place. 

I’m sorry I did not believe her

I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, that I didn’t believe her. I sat back and I watched her wonderful spark fade. I sat there and I watched as her eyes dulled, her tears evaporated, and her smile stiffened. I’m sorry I didn’t do anything, I...