Author Archives: talesti

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Josh C – Conquering My Addictions

#trauma #addiction #recovery #suicide #family Drugs, alcohol and an unstable upbringing. I wouldn’t say my life journey is one of normality or one that has been easy, but it certainly has led me to some of the amazing work that I do...

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Sarah W – Overcoming Self Doubt

#inspiringwomen #adventure #breakingboundaries #overcomingselfdoubt My name is Sarah, the founder of Tough Girl Challenges and the host of the Tough Girl Podcast. I am an author, motivational speaker, podcaster and adventurer but the road to...

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Jonathan B – The Crash that Changed My Life Forever

#depression #crashvictim #armedforces #mentalhealth A serious crash changed my life forever. Not many people would say that a car accident would have made them a better person, but I hope I can show you how that happened for me. I was born...

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Demetrius F – Why Black Lives Matter

#racism #injustice #blacklivesmatter #hope A single parent home and very humble beginnings is where I started. We didn't have money and yes it was a real struggle. My dad was a rolling stone, he had a lot of outside kids. It was my mom, my...

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Jenny D – 14 Years in Isolation

#refugee #homeless #mentalhealth #justice My name is Jenny and I was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am currently seeking asylum in the UK – a state of limbo I have been in for 14 years.   I grew up...

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Joshua T – Creating a Racism Free Society 

#racism #sexuality #suicideawareness #spirituality As a Black child growing up in Galesburg, Illinois I realized that my identity separated me from the rest of my community. At 11 years old, some of my friend’s parents would not allow them to...

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