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Madam K – Sierra Leone

March 12, 2020

People know me as Madam K. I am 42 years old. I am a teacher by profession and love working with girls because I know how inv...


Favour – Sierra Leone

December 9, 2019

I like being called Favour because it has a divine meaning. I enjoy reading different books but really liked English, math, a...


Admire – Sierra Leone

December 9, 2019

My name is Admire and I am now 18 years old. I have two brothers and two sisters. My father and stepmother have always been b...


Joyful – Sierra Leone

December 9, 2019

My friends call me Joyful. I just turned 18. I hope to become the first female pilot in Sierra Leone someday.  I co...


Faith – Kenya

October 18, 2019

Having your period isn’t always straightforward. It can be annoying, even debilitatingly painful. But for some of the poore...


Beatrice – Kenya

October 16, 2019

Beatrice came from a humble background. She dreamt of becoming a doctor. But when her parents separated and moved away, she h...


Salome – Georgia

October 10, 2019

Salome lives in Tbilisi, Georgia. At 20, Salome was studying art at college, working as a tutor and content creator to suppo...


Fraidy Reiss – US

May 27, 2019

Growing up in an orthodox religious community in New York, Fraidy was 19 when her family pressured her into marrying an abusi...


Ngalali – Tanzania

May 20, 2019

When Ngalali, a member of the Massai people in Tanzania, was 13, she made a decision that saved her life. Thanks to the enfor...


Chinara – Georgia

May 18, 2019

“I’d watch girls on TV fulfilling their potential…and I felt really sad that I was not the same.” I come ...


Asseel – Lebanon

May 14, 2019

At the age of nine, Asseel* left her native Syria with her family, leaving behind friends and loved ones as the war ravaged h...


Michelle – US

May 13, 2019

Michelle got pregnant at age 16. Her community was pressuring her family to marry her off to her 19-year-old boyfriend. She d...