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Drew Barrymore suffered child abuse and neglect from her father John Barrymore.  Drew, growing up a child star, was also introduced to drugs, alcohol, and sex at an early age. She still went on to overcome her past and is still a sought after Hollywood actress and mother. For more about this very talented actress’s...
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Oprah grew up in poverty and was sexually abused at the age of 14.  Oprah Winfrey overcame her dark past to become one of the most successful and highly watched talk show hosts of all time. Her range of media enterprises has made her one of the richest self-made woman in the world. For more...
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Jacqueline experienced a very difficult time going through motherhood, with a miscarriage, a stillborn birth as well as the death of her 2yr old toddler. In addition to this, her famous husband President John F.Kennedy was assassinated while sitting next to her. She still went on to be one of the most beautiful, memorable and...
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La Toya’s husband Jack Gordon beat her badly. La Toya later advised other women: “If he hits you once, I promise you he will hit you again, so please walk away, please.” She managed to divorce him and continue with her life. For more about her struggle and perseverance to escape the marriage, click ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Toya_Jackson
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Malala was a Pakistani schoolgirl who defied threats of the Taliban to campaign for the right to education. She survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for women’s rights, especially the right to education. To read more about this incredible woman’s story, click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai  
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I have always underestimated my strength and worth as a woman and I am positive that I am not alone. I suppose as trials and tribulations come our way, our focus is on getting through those trying times and when they are over, we move on to the next thing, without giving a second thought...
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Charlize grew up with an abusive father who would frequently state that he was going to kill the whole family.  Theron’s mother shot her father in self defense after he came home drunk and agitated one night. She then went on to become one of South Africa’s most successful exports winning a coveted Oscar award...
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J.K.Rowling wrote her first book as a single mother, struggling to make ends meet, but her writing led to her great success. She is a British author of the phenomenal best selling Harry Potter series. The volume of sales was so high, it has been credited with leading a revival of reading by children. To...
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The month of August is important as not only are woman celebrated, but we are remembered for our unwavering strength, sacrificial efforts and never-ending resilience. I decided that I would dedicate most of this month on my blog to woman who are known across the world for various successes in their particular art but have...
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When we are younger, we don’t necessarily trust our gut when it comes to much, but as we grow older and mature in life, we tend to do so more frequently. It doesn’t mean that trusting our instincts are always on the right track, but most times we are spot on, particularly when it comes...
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