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“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”

Ben Okri, author & poet

 

Few things can inspire us like stories can. Read these stories and feel your heart grow bigger.

Defying culture

Defying culture

Cultural norms and traditions are beautiful and complex, but in Nellie’s case, they were used as a weapon against her.

Depression made me feel weak

Depression made me feel weak

For many people who battle depression, suicidal thoughts are a part of daily life. When Anela’s depression became more sever, she thought that suicide was the only option. She recounts the story of how it brought her to a halt, and how, eventually, she survived.

Never imagined myself embracing adulting

Never imagined myself embracing adulting

By using the skills she learned in the corporate world, Koinonia Baloyi found a way to live out her passion for community development and begin something that is not only changing her community, but her too, for the better.