Your Story

Your Story is user-submitted honest stories from readers who have decided to live a brave life.  They have embraced that pain is their beginning and are willing to share what they have learned along the way.  All submissions remain anonymous, unless the submitter requests differently.  If you would like to submit your story, write out how pain was your beginning and what you’ve learned along the way and then submit it here: http://bravester.com/contact-us-2/

An Open Letter to All Those Who Are #OVERIT

An open letter to all those who are #OVERIT: As a white middle class Christian, I do not claim to understand the hurt of racial and religious prejudice, though I do have friends who have had first hand experiences with it. As a woman and a millennial I have had my own experiences with prejudices […]

Joyfully Single on Valentine’s Day

This past week has been a week of considerable joy for me.  This is not a feeling I can say that I have been used to recently. Generally speaking the winter months come with a time of depression for me, an additional layer of gray and dulling fog over my already delicate emotional state. This […]

I May Be Leaving You But…

“I’m coming right back.” I quickly closed the door but I could hear her crying all the way in the kitchen. I had just left the classroom to go and get the afternoon snack like I did every day, but the little two year old was heartbroken that she couldn’t come along. She was being […]

It is Finished, But Not Over

Recently the semicolon has become a power symbol across popular culture. Utilized by survivors of trauma and mental illness as a sign of new beginnings, that the story is not over. What is a semicolon? Dictionary.com defines the semicolon as a punctuation mark (;) used to join two independent clauses in a sentence. Basically a […]

The Broken Beautiful

Your Story is user-submitted honest stories from readers who have decided to live a brave life. Send your story to us: http://bravester.com/contact-us-2/ There comes a moment in life when one must make a choice to either accept their pain and move forward or to let the pain consume them. I have reached this point on […]

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