so, what’s
your story?

this is where you share it

so, what’s
your story?

this is where you share it

Come on, give it to us

Wondering what kind of story to share? It can be your life story, or one moment in time. It can be a time you felt powerless, or a time you felt powerful. A time you showed up at school in two different shoes, or a dark memory you’ve never even told your shrink. There’s no such thing here as “too trivial,” and there’s no “TMI.” We want it all. And yes, it can be anonymous. Just be sure to read our other Truthteller stories so you can get a feel for what inspires our global community, and be inspired in return.

Share Your Story

Add Your Voice to Our Truthteller Tour

Join Women For One, alongside other changemakers, at one of our signature Truthteller Tours. A Truthteller Tour is an empowering session—customized for you and your community—in which women share and support one another’s stories: stories of triumph, devastating loss, and everything in between. Through sharing, we find common ground, hope, meaning, and ultimately, inspiration toward action.

Aside from becoming a Women For One Truthteller by sending your story to our website for publication, you can also submit your piece to read it live at one of our upcoming Truthteller Tours. And you don’t have to be a writer or speaker to step up, speak out, and shine—we just want you in all your real, raw, messiness. (Please note that all the guidelines for submitting your story to our website are exactly the same as the ones for reading it live at a Truthteller Tour—you can find out more by reading our Submission Guidelines.)

Want to become a Truthteller? Here’s how...

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”
– Dr. Maya Angelou, Wf1 Truthteller

Share your story with us

Ever read someone’s story and think: That’s exactly what I needed to hear today! Your story will do that for someone else.

So what happens now?

Before submitting to us, we ask that all prospective Truthtellers do the following:

1. Read a few of our Truthteller stories. We accept firsthand personal accounts about women’s greatest life experiences and lessons, and reading them will give you a better idea of the submissions we receive and accept.

2. Check out our submission process and guidelines, which will give you all the information you need and answer your questions about details like word count, the kinds of stories we accept (e.g., no promo pieces or obscene content), and all that good stuff. (Hint: This one is super important, so please don’t skip it.)

3. If you’re interested in reading your story at one of our upcoming Truthteller Tours, be sure to note this in the submission form. To get a better idea of the stories we’ve accepted, check out these videos from our last Truthteller Tour. Your story will be published on our site, regardless of whether it’s selected for one of our Truthteller Tours, so be sure to read our guidelines and keep your piece to a maximum of 800 words and 5 minutes to read aloud.

4. If you have any additional questions, contact us directly at info@womenforone.com.

After you’ve gone through the steps above, submit your story through the form on this page.

When your story is approved, you’ll be sent an invitation to our private Facebook group for Wf1 Truthtellers, as well as a thank-you gift to honor your voice and presence in our community.

SUBMISSION PROCESS & GUIDELINES

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We can only turn our challenges into inspiration when we’ve received the support we need to make life happen on our terms. Women For One receives heartfelt letters from women around the world, many of whom are in the midst of crisis or challenging situations. We believe that all women deserve to live lives free of violence and strife. We’ve developed two resource lists (U.S.–specific and international) to help women from all walks of life get the necessary help to create empowering new stories for themselves. Please feel free to go to our Crisis Resources page, and share it with loved ones. If you have resources you’d like to add to our list, let us know at info@womenforone.com, as we will update the lists periodically.

Sharing Love with Wf1

“My first published blog post was with Women For One. I remember I submitted and I got an acceptance back, and that started me on my path. Isn’t that amazing? Women For One gave me the confidence to write blogs, to share my stories, and now, I am an author. Being a Truthteller has been the wind beneath my sails, giving me the confidence to open my heart and share the rawness of my life experiences. If I can do it, you can do it, too. Give it a try”

Cara Bradley, Author of On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine

“The empowerment I felt and the healing and release I got from sharing my story was amazing. Thank you for creating that space for allowing authentic, real, and raw truths to be told.” 

Amy White, Author and Intuitive Coach

“Kelly and the community she has created is beyond words. It’s a virtual home for real talk, inspiration, and true community. Women need a place to go—to cry, to connect, to be uplifted. Women For One  does just that and more.”

Christine Gutierrez, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Speaker, and Founder of the Diosa Tribe

“I have needed a place to safely share the rawness of family trauma without fear of criticism for a very long time.”

Anonymous, Wf1 Truthteller

“A friend suggested I check out Women For One. She thought I might find it a great community. She was more than right. The stories I read inspire me, and the women who have read my stories and connected with me inspire me even more. A good part of my soul’s joy is sharing peace, love, and hope with others, especially other women. Women For One is the place to do this. The world needs more women joining together in sisterhood, love, and support. Thank you, Women For One!”

Lisa Kohn, Author of To the Moon and Back

“Being a truthteller for Women For One helped me feel more connected to women all over the globe. Truthtelling is not just another story that gets passed on by, but rather, it allows us to be meaningfully connected from one heart to another. Through the sharing of our stories, we unravel the most of our authenticity—inspiring others to do the same.” 

Susan Chen, Wf1 Truthteller

I first found Women For One on Instagram. I liked the quotes that were posted, but I found the greatest connection when I discovered the Truthtellers. They have provided me with great inspiration and empowerment, and I am so honored to be a Wf1 Truthteller.” 

Syndi Camillo, Wf1 Truthteller

“The opportunity to share my stories with Women For One came to me at the perfect time. I had recently decided that in my writing, I should speak my truth—no matter what. Sharing from the heart is a vulnerable place to be, but it felt safe in this supportive community. When I became a Truthteller, my intention was to help other women not feel so alone. To my surprise, the gift that I sent out to the world has come back to me twofold. It never occurred to me how healing it would be to be embraced for who I am.” 

Sue Shanahan, Wf1 Truthteller

“Truthtelling on your site was one of the highlights of my year and was the beginning of a much bigger personal journey.”

Lisa Agnew Simpson, Wf1 Truthteller