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“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hanna Gadsby
What does feminism mean to me now? - Photo by Leighann Blackwood

What does feminism mean to me now?

Almost two years ago I first started writing for Girls’ Globe. As a woman, I have grown so much since then. I know more than what I used to know. Feminism continues to a way of learning. In my first post, I wrote about what

Sea front from the sky. Everyday Colorism in the Carribean

Cultivating Self-Love: 4 Women Living in Dark Skin in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign is sharing the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the spectrums of gender, age, and socioeconomic status. Even highly educated

Self Care for Black Women. Black woman smiling with floral crown

Radical Self-Care is a Necessity for Black Women

Growing up, I was taught that black women are strong. That we are the pillars of community. That we raise and protect villages, and that we must uphold our men. We’re expected to this faultlessly and without rest. In activism, black women have been at the forefront of championing change. We’ve lead protests and initiatives in our community such as the “Black Lives Matter” Movement founded by three queer, black women. As much as we’re seen as resilient, fierce and powerful, we aren’t afforded the opportunity to be vulnerable, gentle and tender to ourselves.

Connection & Compassion in the Smallest Encounters

We know, and feel, that this crisis is changing our relationships in many ways. But what about the relationships we have with the few people we pass on the way to the supermarket, in the metro, or out on a run? What has changed in these smallest of encounters with our fellow humans? It seems to me that the way we engage and relate to strangers on the street is changing, too.

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What You Need to Know about Sex and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a serious disease. Everyone should take the recommended preventive measures to minimize the risk of exposure and the spread of the virus. We all know this means washing hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough,

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Listen to 11 Women’s Voices: “There is Power in Your Story”

Through The Power of Your Story Podcast we’ve had the opportunity to listen to women share their stories. They have shared learnings from overcoming doubts, fears and challenges in their lives. In trying times and despite our differences, we can learn from each other. We can encourage one another in our journeys to confidence and freedom. No matter what the voice in your head says. No matter what others tell you. Your story matters. There is power in your story.

In the finalé of this series of The Power of Your Story Podcast, we want to inspire you to know that you are not alone. You have the ability to reach further, to overcome challenges in your life and, if necessary, change the way you see yourself and the world.

Listen to what a diverse range of women say about self care, confidence and about sharing your story.

That Voice in Your Head: Confidence and Self Care

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Girls’ Globe’s Julia and Eleanor speak about building confidence in their own lives. As they reflect on previous episodes of the podcast, they talk about that little voice in your head. Julia shares a recent life experience that caused a major disarray in her life. Eleanor talks about how she tries to make the voice in her head her friend.

“Sometimes, everyone is unable to see themselves the way the rest of the world sees you. You’re so much more critical to yourself than you would be to anyone else.” – Eleanor Gall

Emma Saloranta Winiecki on The Power of Your Story

Emma Saloranta Winiecki – Motherhood and Loving Imperfections

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Emma Saloranta Winiecki shares her journey of balancing motherhood and her professional life. She talks about self-doubt and finding her way back into the workforce. The impossible equation of “having it all” as mothers is something that she thinks about a lot. Emma shares these thoughts and struggles openly through social media. And in this episode, she also talks about what sharing her story means to her.

“It’s funny, most recently the moments when I’ve felt most confident are those moments when I’m making myself most vulnerable in a way. The moments when I’m sharing without a filter.”

Maisa Dabus on The Power of Your Story Podcast

Maisa Dabus – Freedom, Belonging and Representation

“When you share stories, you’re including people and giving them a sense of belonging, you are also making sure that your voice doesn’t go unnoticed and it isn’t lost in history.”

Maisa Dabus is an entrepreneurial creative and changemaker from Brazil. She came out as gay in her late teens in the traditional Catholic community of Brazil. In this episode, Maisa speaks about overcoming discrimination, self-doubt, and how she protected herself from the world. She shares her journey to confidence and talks about her fight for freedom and how sharing her story has been a big part of getting to where she is today.

The Power of Your Story Podcast

Patty Johnson – How We See Ourselves

The Power of Your Story Podcast is back with an inspiring new episode about the journey of an Indian-American woman in the USA. Patty Johnson is a psychologist and author residing in Chicago, USA. Reflecting on her own child and teenage years, she talks about finding her identity between cultures that could be conflicting. She talks about her hopes for her own daughters and how she has built confidence in her own life. Patty inspires us by embarking on her own path and deciding to be herself completely.

“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.”
– Hanna Gadsby

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