Author: SpeakYourStory

Awareness

| by Teal Cracraft | I’ve never been more aware of my womaness and my whiteness. As a woman, I no longer feel safe in a society that collectively decided to support a man...

Kindness

| Naomi Shihab Ni| Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand,...

The Illusion of American Unity

| Christie McNabb | Historically speaking, American unity has been an illusion. First there was that whole thing about acquiring the land we live on by incredibly violent and forceful means. Pretty sure the...

Not On Our Watch, Donald!

| by Katie Morris | Hi everyone, I’m Katie Morris and co-founder of SpeakYourStory – a website created because of one simple, but radical belief – every woman has a story that deserves to...

My Body, My Choice

| by Teal Cracraft | Hi everyone, my name is Teal Cracraft and I’m the other half of SpeakYourStory, an online community where women are seen and heard and made to feel less alone....

When Women Choose

| by Linda George | Sometimes, men who plan to harm us females and put us ‘in our place,’ have their efforts thwarted. When girls and women choose not to remain docile and obedient...

Slut Shaming 101

| Myra Ann Rutledge | This excerpt comes from an article that Myra recently published on American News X in response to Jeb Bush’s inflammatory position on unwed mothers. We’re publishing this story along...