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,...
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...
Hoden, 18, Austin, TX (USA)

Hoden, 18, Austin, TX (USA)

What is your story of strength? At the moment, my hijab tells my story of strength. I decided to wear the scarf around age 12, which is much younger than most of my family (my mom and aunts didn’t wear theirs until way into their late 20s or 30s). For me, I just saw...

Katie, 34, United States (Washington DC)

What is your story of strength? I would say I am very strong, and there are some internal factors, and some external factors. The internal factor is that I have undergone two heart surgeries, and coasted through both of them. The last one was three years ago in...
Nuran, 55, Turkey

Nuran, 55, Turkey

What is your story of strength? Everyday living and working and encountering life, it gave me different types of strength to go on at different points in my lifetime. I must say the turning point of my life story really started with the new century, in 2000. Up until...
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