Short Stories of women showing strength

What are the times when you see some short moral stories on the woman, Stories of women who are empowered, who are successful despite the hardship in their lives? Maybe, very few, the rare Case. But here we have collected a few stories of the celebrities who faced the same struggle as you do and many others similar like you and showed the Female Strength.

I wonder why all successful stories portrait a man? Is there no story of a strong woman? A simple short story on girl power to share the story of a struggling woman? then, I researched some of the stories and the list started to get longer. I searched more and more and the names on the list kept adding up.

Here is the List of strong women and their short stories showing female Strength:

  • Maya Angelou
  • Emilia Clark
  • Brie Larson
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Lady Gaga
  • Sarah Hyland
  • Pink
  • Namitha
  • Shakira
  • Aretha Franklin
  • And many more…


This is a little drop out of a large ocean of names. I keep on adding the stories and women names to the list. So, don’t feel alone, there are many like you and they have survived the hardship, you are going through now.

If you ever feel weak in this male dominated society, just visit the page and read the short story of a strong woman. This will surely give you some boost to survive the struggle and know that one day you will definitely going to overcome all your pain and stress.

There is nothing new, many had done it, and surely you can.

One such woman with a hard life is Maya Angelou.

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Maya Angelou, who inspired Bill Clinton, J.K. Rowling and millions.

She was mute for 5 long years.

My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. For the next 4 years, we lived with our grandma and my parents never visited. and then one day, we were forced back to the city to live with our mom.

I was abused and raped by my mother’s new boyfriend. He was jailed and 4 days after the release, was murdered.

I thought my voice killed him; I killed that man because I told his name… I would never speak again because my voice would kill anyone..

I fell mute for 5 years.

But found my voice again, through dance. When I heard Dr. Martin Luther King Speak, I decided to become an activist. But after Dr. King’s assassination, I was back to depression.

Know more about my story. Click here to go to the short story about Maya Angelou.


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Emilia Clarke | 3 surgeries, the pain and me…

I couldn’t remember my name.

I had to film the second season of Game of Thrones. Brain surgery was not part of the plan. I was at the gym when felt like an elastic band was squeezing my brain.

I had suffered a life-threatening aneurysm. The process was a real pain and the recovery was worse. A nurse asked me for my name. and I wasn’t able to answer. 

I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die. 

Even, the memory loss was temporary. But the recovery was slow and the fear only amplified. A month later, I was back on set powering through scenes.

In 2013, a routine brain scan showed I needed a second surgery. Doctors drilled through my skull to save my life.

I had to go through a lot to survive and here is my recovery story, you might like to read.

Now when she looks back, She must have realized how strong, she is. How Strong a woman is. This story shows the female strength.


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Brie Larson – #Captain Marvel | Be your own hero

I thought I wasn’t pretty enough.

Every night, I would lay awake listening to my mother’s sobs. Seeing my parents fight terrified me.

When they split, the only possession in my closet were – Two T-shirts and a single pair of jeans. Many a time, we lived off instant noodles.

And homeschooling made me feel isolated. But I know I had to take a leap.

When I signed Captain Marvel I know, Becoming a superhero means saying goodbye to your old life, and becoming something greater than yourself.

You can be strong in the ways you want to be. You can own who you are

If you want to read the short story on the life of Brie Larson, Click here to go the article on Brie Larson – Captain Marvel.


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 Priyanka Chopra – They called me Brownie and curry

I ate my school lunch in the bathroom.

I was bullied for being Indian, And my classmates called me names like “Brownie and curry”. Their cruel taunts broke my spirit and caused me to question myself who I really am.

During lunch period I hid in the bathroom to eat food. One day, 2 classmates violently attacked me, Forcing me to fight back.

Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent.

My life changed when my mother entered me in the Miss India Pageant. Having felt ugly all my life. I was shocked when I won the title of Miss India World.

Know my story in short on clicking the link which will take you to an article on Priyanka Chopra’s life.


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Lady Gaga: They call my music “Racy” and “Underground”

Kids used to call me “Rabbit Teeth”.

I was always mocked and bullied at school for being weird. I auditioned for roles in New York musical but never got called back. 

Don’t you ever, let a soul in the world, tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.

I dropped out of school to recover and to focus on my dreams.

You have to stop crying, and you have to go kick some ass

I took all kinds of music jobs:

Recorded songs for a children’s audiobook, played shows in dive bars, apprenticed as a songwriter. Even, I traveled to New Jersey every day to work with a producer.

Some radio stations found my new music too “racy” and “underground”. This is how I responded to them:

“I’m telling you, this is what’s next. “

And now, These years after, you all know me. Those were the past incidents that made me strong, a strong woman. Here is my story, If you would like to read about me. Continue Reading.


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Sarah Hyland – Oh, and also, I had kidney failure.

I lived a secret double life.

I had gone through 26 years of always being a burden, of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for, Because I’ve always had health issues.

I was born with a condition called Kidney Dysplasia. My kidneys never fully developed. Before my fourth birthday, I had undergone a total of Seven Surgeries.

Three years into filming the show, The Modern Family. And one day, One of my kidneys suddenly stopped working.

With my father kidney, I returned to the set. But received the bad news yet again.

It was a hard time. My brother’s kidney matched, who you’re supposed to look after, wants to give you a third chance at life.

It was a struggle, but I fight. No one’s life is easy, Life tests you time to time, Who stands for it, stays. I stood as a strong woman. And This is my story.


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Singer Pink – for me, There is only love and fear.

Go solo or Go home. 

She battled a fatal breathing disorder as a child. Shortly after, her parents divorced, and her dad walked out. Pink Singer was devastated and used poetry as an outlet to deal with her feelings.

She joined an R&B group, but even with a record deal, the band never took off. She worked her way into another R&B group, this time backed by a famous music producer. 

Ready to grasp the opportunity, she moved across the country to record an album. but just like before, the album was dropped and Pink Singer was left with nothing. 

During a Christmas party, one produced gave her an ultimatum: Go solo or Go home

Her first album, Can’t Take Me Home, was a mega-hit and went double-platinum.

‘Family Portrait’ peaked in the Top 20. Both her parents cried when they heard the song after realizing how their divorce had affected her. 

” We opened up communications as a family and now, when we sit at the dinner table, we really ask each other how we are.”

Pink continues to make music that inspires the world to find love even in the darkest of times. And this is my story, a story of a strong woman. 

For me, there is only love and fear.


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Namitha, From an ordinary girl to an Actress with a Temple

Namitha Vankawala first came in the limelight in 1998 at the age of 17, when she was crowned Miss. Surat. After her in, she competed in Miss India 2001 Pageant but ended up as the four-runner-up. 

She did several TV commercials such as Himani Cream, Hand Soap, Arun Ice Creams, Nile Herbal Shampoo but didn’t get any success in Hindi Film Industry.

Finally, losing hope, she enrolled herself in an English Literature Course. 

When she gets an invitation to audition for a Telegu Film, A hope in her arose, without much hesitation, she quickly persuades her dream and this time, her hard work paid off.

She made her first debut in the film Sontham. While Namitha attained the popularity after the release of the movie ‘Engal Anna’.

The first two Telegu movies offered her the character named Bhairavi. She briefly gets her name as Bhairavi but later reverted again to her original name, Namitha.

Namitha became even more popular after her dance number “Arjuna Arjuna”. She got her fame mainly as an item girl in the regional language. 

In the year 2008, when her career was at its highest peak. Her Tamil Fan made her a temple in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. She became the second Actress to be immortalized in such fashion. In 2002, She was chosen as the most beautiful person in India by Tokyo TV.

This is her story. Want to read more about her continue reading

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Shakira – That’s how I became a Belly Dancer

Shakira well Known for the hits ‘Whenever, Wherever‘, ‘Hips Don’t Lie.’ and ‘Waka Waka‘. Hugely successful Colombian pop singer and dancer Shakira has won multiple Grammy, Latin Grammy, and American Music Awards.

She won a total of 342 awards.

So much gained, so much achieved but the journey was not so easy. Her journey is one of the true motivational stories. 

She lost her older brother in a motorcycle accident when she was just 2 years old. In order to hide his grief, her father started wearing sunglasses and then his business got bankrupt.

Shakira watched her family sell off their possessions.

her 1st song was known by the name “Your Dark Glasses”/ “Tus gafas oscuras”

She dedicated to her father.

In the full light of day, I do not want to think about the sunset.

This is my story. Want to know more about my story. Continue Reading.


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Aretha Franklin

Aretha was born in Memphis in 1942. Her mother left when she was only 6. Four years later, she died of a heart attack. Aretha’s father was a Baptist preacher, known as the man with “Million Dollar Voice”. Aretha inherited his gift. 

I sing to the realist. People who accept it like it is. 

She was also a self-taught pianist. She began touring when she was only 14. In 1967 she released her first hit RESPECT. 

Aretha was then a mother of three and a victim of domestic abuse. She recorded the song as a cri de coeur.

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.

The following year, she performed at Dr. Martin Luther king’s funeral.

Want to know more about her story. I have another post about Aretha Franklin to help you learn more about her.


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