Real Life Strong

Strong women are everywhere. They are shattering stigmas. They are standing up to fight for justice. They are challenging themselves to do things no one thought possible. And there is no better time to celebrate them.

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I Suffered Burns Over 65% of My Body in a Plane Crash—But My Scars Don't Define Me

Kechi Okwuchi got the world's attention on "America's Got Talent." Now she's working to spread her message to other burn survivors: "You are more than what people see."

What This 30-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants All Women to Know—Especially If You’re Young

When Hannah Pyper felt her first symptoms at 26—a lump growing in her abdomen, intense pains that would wake her up, and the urge to pee several times throughout the night—she "totally ignored everything."

I Went to the Doctor With Stomach Pains—and Found Out I Had Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Three years ago, Kate Bowler was living her dream: a professor at Duke University’s Divinity School, she had married her high school sweetheart, and they were raising a little boy. Then her life changed in a heartbeat.

My Day Job as a Fitness Trainer Helped Me Build Confidence as an Artist

Kennedy Yanko is shaking up the art world with her fierce and elegant sculptures made from salvaged industrial metal.

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Nice Nailantei Leng'ete Escaped Genital Mutilation as a Girl—Now Her Mission Is to End the Ritual

The 27-year-old Maasai woman is working tirelessly to protect young women across Africa from "the cut."