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,...
Isata, 37, Sierra Leone

Isata, 37, Sierra Leone

What is your story of strength? The answer to that is about life experience. I’ve seen a lot. And while I had a privileged childhood and never wanted for anything thanks to my incredible parents, I also had a lot of exposure to real, raw life experiences. Whether I...
Jillian, 29, USA (Boston)

Jillian, 29, USA (Boston)

What advice would your adult self give your younger self? My speech impediment is going to come out like crazy. The advice I would give my younger self is to be a 100 percent focused on myself in the moment. When I was younger I used to think that opportunities came...
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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