Laila-Josefin, 28, Barcelona

Laila-Josefin, 28, Barcelona

What is your story of strength? What my first memory of strength came from was growing up in a small suburban town in Sweden of only 25,000 residents. My dad was the very first black person in that town, and being one of the very first immigrant families was though,...
Liz, 52, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (United States)

Liz, 52, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (United States)

What is your story of strength? I think if you think of strength as the ability to overcome any obstacle that life gives you, then I would say I get my strength from the Lord. Having great role models in my life — my mom, all my aunts, so many other teachers...
Reema, 38, Jordan

Reema, 38, Jordan

What is your story of strength? I’m 38 years old, a single mom living in Zarqa, Jordan with two beautiful daughters; a freshman at university and a senior in high school, and one amazing son, a 10th grader. I am also a freshman at university studying Counseling and...
Elizabeth, 48, USA (Boston, Massachusetts)

Elizabeth, 48, USA (Boston, Massachusetts)

What is your story of strength? For most of my life I’ve been very interested in the idea of voice – those who have a voice, and those who don’t feel they can use theirs. I didn’t always feel like I could use mine. I grew up with a strong mother who raised nine...
Tala, 24, Jordan

Tala, 24, Jordan

What is your story of strength? I come from a simple family, but one that highly values and appreciates science and knowledge attainment. I am the eldest amongst my siblings and I was always brought up to believe that I, especially as a female, should reach the...
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