Author: thesheisproject

Emily’s Story – Hope for Tomorrow

On the 14th November 2015, my life hit rock bottom. I sat with my psychologist and listened to her explain to me that I had no hope for a brighter future. She told me that I was too far-gone inside the eating disorders, anxiety and depression that controlled me. A full recovery should not be expected. She elaborated, saying that while I may possibly learn to manage my symptoms, my life would be a constant …

Jordan’s Story – Honey and Gold

It’s been just over a year since my sister died. My world has been forever changed. I have experienced emotions and thoughts I never thought I would. I couldn’t even put into words until now all the thoughts that swirl though my mind. I am still amazed at what angles and thoughts my mind can cover in just a split second, let alone a year. And even now, the words are all there but they’re …

Elke’s Story – True Beauty

Elke’s Story – True Beauty

I was born breech birth in Papua New Guinea in the 1970’s. With every push from my mother the umbilical cord kept wrapping itself tighter around my neck. My father eventually had to assist with the birth. He made sure I was not strangled to death whilst the doctor eased my shoulders out of the birth canal. Ultra sound technologies were not available then and much to my parent’s surprise I was born with a …

Walk for Freedom

Dana (Bulgaria) Dana*, a 19-year-old woman from Bulgaria, received a job offer that looked so real and promising. Imagine receiving an opportunity you had been waiting for—a letter offering a chance to finally move toward where you want to be. With the hope of a stable income and a new life, she decided to accept the job and left her home country of Bulgaria to pursue her dreams. But when she arrived, she was beaten, …

Lu’s Story – Me and My Big Mouth

Growing up our home was built on love, faith and family. My parents were deeply committed Christians and took Jesus’ commandment to love your neighbour as yourself, literally. Our family of nine regularly expanded to include foster children, and anyone else who needed a home, whether it was just for a night or longer. We grew up seeing my parent’s faith outworked in the reality of everyday life. On more than one occasion I remember …