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“You’d Be Pretty Without Those Scars” by Karletta Marie

Short story about discovering what true beauty really means …   Subscribe The scent of nail varnish, L’Oreal shampoo and hair dye settle in my nostrils.  The mirror clad walls reflect soft down-lights on ivory coloured tiles, and I hear Mariah Carey’s,  “I don’t wanna cry” playing in the background.   I’m draped in an unflattering […]

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The Wisest Woman I Have Ever Known by Sasha Frugone

A confronting story about the deep hurt inflicted by prejudice and the wise words that brought healing into a young woman’s troubled life.  In my seventeenth year of life, I was privileged to visit a woman who lived in a shanty that was supported on stilts above a swamp, with dirt-packed floors and a thatched […]

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Our Mother-Daughter Relationship Renewal with Saniya, India

A fun & thoughtful story about mother-daughter relationships… “Our fiery fight started in the heart of London.  It was an argument that would end all our arguments, and yet you wouldn’t believe what it started over… Have you ever had a fight with someone you love?  The kind of fight that starts out like the flicker of […]

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Please Don’t Blame The Girl: by Naorin Amina of Bangladesh

Photo Credit:  Md. Mamun, Raj PhotographyAn inspirational young woman, at sixteen years old,  finds the courage to speak-out about a taboo subject in her community,  In breaking her silence, she starts a growing movement in Bangladesh …  “Break The Silence, Raise The Voice, Save the Childhood”I do believe a full recovery is quite impossible.I was […]

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The Tunnel of Life … by Monica Hunold

Living on the streets of Ecuador, only garbage bags for luggage. Monica shares her inspiring story of how hope coupled with hard-work lead her from homelessness to living her dream in Tuscany

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Drugged, Robbed and Violated in Manila by Ben McGarry

… a policeman collects my unconscious body from the pavement of a Manila street, freshly dispossessed – physically – of my prized possessions; emotionally and psychologically, I’d lost much more.MAY 31, 2017The Initial Encounter 10.55AM “I saw you leave Z Hostel.  I just finished night duty.  I work door security,” buoyantly announces a Filipino man, face […]

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Rekindled Love for You, Manila by Gene Rose

Have you ever traveled to Manila?  Listen, as Gene, a young woman traveling the Philippines beautifully expresses rekindled love for her birthplace. I was at the point where I was ready to leave you, for good.  You have been slacking for years and it’s taking a toll on us. I chose to turn a blind eye to the […]

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He Smelt So Good – Aussie Antics at the Toowoomba Flower Festival

 Short Story… Be Inspired To Experience The Toowoomba Flower Festival, Queensland AustraliaYou Won’t Want To Miss This Carnival of Colour !My eyes dance from one display to the next, hungry to taste from every bed of blooms. Tulips, wisteria, poppies and petunias; a vivid bouquet of delicious blues, purples, pinks and oranges… I close my […]

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