Courage Seekers

Heidi Love Transcending Rape

“Your dreams can be bigger than your fear.”

Emily Pennington Finding Inner Peace

“You will regret the things you don’t do, ten times more than what you set out to accomplish.”

Amanda Gorman on Imposter Syndrome

“Our past will not define our future.”

Kretz Rising Above Domestic Violence

“Do it for all you’re worth!”

Ann Daniels from Divorce to World Champion

“When your back is against the wall you have to come out fighting.”

Winnie M. Li Rising Above Rape 

“I dream of a day when survivors can speak more openly about our experiences, without shame or judgment.”

Madeleine Black on Recovering from Gang Rape

“We are not defined by what knocks us down—we are defined by how we get back up.”

Hibo Wardere on Reducing FGM

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

Erin Thriving with Celiac Disease 

“Be your own advocate”

Cecilia Aragon Rising Above Fear

“Doing something incredibly difficult gives you incredible strength.”

Dora E. McQuaid Thriving after Violent Assault

“Hope is power. Hope shared has the potential to uplift us all, together.” 

Tessa Fontaine Rising Above Fear

“Sometimes what we fear is exactly what we have to do.”


Photo © Chantal Guevara

Imogen Butler-Cole Rising Above Trauma

“By giving voice to our traumas we can transform them into positive aspects of our lives.”

Judith Finneren After Losing a Beloved Spouse

“Keep an open mind and open heart.” 

Lizbeth Meredith Surviving Kidnapping

“We are stronger together.”

Linda Strader Discrimination in a Male Dominant Career

“When you love what you do, it isn’t work.”

Miriam Drori on Social Anxiety

“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde

Heidi Siefkas on Nearly Losing Yourself

“Look Up—Find the upside in any situation.” 

Talula swimming with whalesTalula Ruby on Following Dreams

“…you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” ― Jack Kerouac 


Photo of Ann with TigerAnn after Brain Surgery

Trips of Triumph: “Every year…I mark this momentous second chance at life by traveling across our globe to add another year to my belt.”


Katie Challenges El Camino

“El Camino no te hace mas fuerte, te hace darte cuenta de lo fuerte que eres”- Camino pilgrim. Translation: The Camino doesn’t make you stronger, it makes you realize how strong you are.


Dana on Choosing Courage

“Courage doesn’t mean you’re fearless.  Courage means that you’re willing to move forward in the face of fear.”

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