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Accepting My Depression: How I Learned To Be Honest With Myself
1 month ago

Accepting My Depression: How I Learned To Be Honest With Myself

Haiti is a wild place. The humidity kisses you upon your arrival. The smell of street food and diesel gas fumes fill the air. The people are boisterous and full …
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A Mother’s Story of Trichotillomania, Depression, and Finding Help
5 months ago

A Mother’s Story of Trichotillomania, Depression, and Finding Help

This story begins with a past, a past that is still too painful to share. But this story’s outcome has a bright new beginning filled with love, courage, strength and …
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Tell Your Story | From Depression to Breakthrough
6 months ago

Tell Your Story | From Depression to Breakthrough

It’s hard to write about depression. Owning it seems a lot easier come to think of it.

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses present in our culture, …
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Understanding Anxiety Disorders And Talking About Self-Acceptance
10 months ago

Understanding Anxiety Disorders And Talking About Self-Acceptance

My eyes open up as I lay in bed and for a brief moment I forget I had a panic attack the night before. My body feels like I got …
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The Two Sides of Living With Bipolar Disorder [Poem]
1 year ago

The Two Sides of Living With Bipolar Disorder [Poem]

Many can relate to my story because it is far from unique. I graduated high school and left the comfortable, small-town I grew up in to pursue post-secondary education. It …
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The Streets Barber Delivers A Moment of Authenticity: The Best Thing We Can Share
2 years ago

The Streets Barber Delivers A Moment of Authenticity: The Best Thing We Can Share

Anthony Hamilton also known as the singing barber was quoted for saying: “Being a barber is about taking care of the people”.

What does it take to take care of …
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Tell Your Story: Living a Creative and Meaningful Life
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: Living a Creative and Meaningful Life

I was working on my school assignment on the laptop when my sister Hani walked into the front door, worn to a frazzle from a day’s work. As she put …
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Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope
2 years ago

Hope City: Teens Find Extraordinary Common Ground with Images of Hope

Traumatized teens and centers of influence find extraordinary common ground with images of hope Behind a wolf mask. In an empty theater. On the roof of a stadium.

In April …
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Tell Your Story | Pursuing Your Dream Without Previous Experience
2 years ago

Tell Your Story | Pursuing Your Dream Without Previous Experience

First thing’s first, you just have to start.

Maybe you don’t know what your dream career looks like or maybe you have an idea but are scared to work towards …
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Tell Your Story: Why I Decided to Use my Instagram Account for More
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: Why I Decided to Use my Instagram Account for More

Instagram, quite simply, is my life. Or a reflection of it at the very least.

I have no problem saying that now-a-days. It has allowed me the creative freedom to …
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The Sober Experience: There’s Purpose In My Sobriety
2 years ago

The Sober Experience: There’s Purpose In My Sobriety

I am completing my second full year of sobriety from alcohol in April. I am very thankful to be here as a sober person. The path to sobriety was painful, …
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How Do You Use Your Social? 
2 years ago

How Do You Use Your Social? 

Have you taken a minute to stop and notice how much content in the digital world is thrown at you on a daily basis? If you haven’t, take a quick second …
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Tell Your Story: What I Discovered About the Fashion Industry that Led Me to Quit Modeling
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: What I Discovered About the Fashion Industry that Led Me to Quit Modeling

I was approached by a fashion model scout in my mid-teens. Despite my limited knowledge of the fashion industry or fashion modeling, I was fortunate to work with esteemed brands …
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Tell Your Story: How Finding Your True Voice Creates Confidence and Opportunity
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: How Finding Your True Voice Creates Confidence and Opportunity

This article, while has many facets, I want to start and end with How Facebook could help us fulfill our human potential—hear me out. I recently became one of remaining …
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Tell Your Story | A Tattoo That Tells The Story of My Birthmother’s Sacrifice
2 years ago

Tell Your Story | A Tattoo That Tells The Story of My Birthmother’s Sacrifice

The left side of my ankle hangs the words, “I love you” permanently inked into my skin to represent a birthmark that told the story of my beginning. Although simple and …
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What Growing Up in the Amazon Rainforest Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
2 years ago

What Growing Up in the Amazon Rainforest Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

When I was five years old, my parents made the decision to move the entire family from our comfortable home in Boise, Idaho to a small jungle village in South …
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Remembering Edward: Think Big, Have Joy, and Be Better
2 years ago

Remembering Edward: Think Big, Have Joy, and Be Better

Last month, our team lost one of its most beloved and dedicated members – our Operations Manager, Edward Mwale.

I met Edward back in 2013 when he was first hired. …
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Tell Your Story: Welcome To The United States Of America
2 years ago

Tell Your Story: Welcome To The United States Of America

I’m writing this with no prior planning, outlines, or drafts. I want to give you a window with which to peer into my mind at a very important time in …
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Living In The Tension: How To See Challenges As Possibilities
3 years ago

Living In The Tension: How To See Challenges As Possibilities

It’s now the middle of our family’s big road trip experience, and we’re starting to learn more about tension. We just spent some time with my (Eva’s) folks in PA and …
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Tell Your Story: The Words Never Said For The Someday Mothers
3 years ago

Tell Your Story: The Words Never Said For The Someday Mothers

I didn’t expect the emptiness.

I expected the cramps. I expected the fear. I expected the loss and the headaches and the heartache. But with only ten weeks down and …
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Tell Your Story: Day-to-Day Thriving With Bipolar Disorder
3 years ago

Tell Your Story: Day-to-Day Thriving With Bipolar Disorder

I am a mother of 3 boys and a wife who lives side by side with Bipolar Disorder Type 1. As much as it finds itself in my daily life, …
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From Being Homeless and Living Under The Bleachers To Fighting For His Education
3 years ago

From Being Homeless and Living Under The Bleachers To Fighting For His Education

Giuseppe Pizano has a spark in him. Maybe it’s his infectious personality, or the glint of hope in his big, dark brown eyes. You wouldn’t know by looking at this …
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Feeding the Educational Hunger in Ethiopia
3 years ago

Feeding the Educational Hunger in Ethiopia

By  •  Tell Your Story, People

I was adopted when I was 6 days old and raised in the suburbs of New York City by two teachers. As a child, my Father was …
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Accepting and Overcoming My Brother’s Autism
3 years ago

Accepting and Overcoming My Brother’s Autism

When my brother Ethan was diagnosed with autism, I didn’t really know what to expect. I was about ten years old and at that age, …
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From Corporate Job To Grief Recovery Specialist
3 years ago

From Corporate Job To Grief Recovery Specialist

In February 2008 I was busy living my version of the American dream when *BAM* it all changed in an instant. My daughter Peyton died followed by the almost immediate …
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