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...celebrates stories of resilience and post-traumatic growth through personal narratives of bouncing back—and forward—from adversity.
We are storytellers by our very nature. When we tell stories and when we hear stories, we are better able to understand ourselves and others, become inspired to action, and even experience hope for a better future.
Grow Through It Storyteller Headshots

It starts with a story–yours.

Think of an experience that you grew through—whether it be an illness, the loss of a loved one, a broken heart, a natural disaster, downsizing, an addiction or dependence, abuse of some kind or other traumatic experience.

Tell Your Story Now
Your story of growing through it gives others the opportunity to learn from your experience. By talking back, you’re giving back and helping others navigate through life’s hardships to a better, more hopeful future.
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Grow Through It Storyteller Kathy Givens
“Learning how others ‘grew through it’ can give us ideas for finding our own way through life’s inevitable disruptions, and let us know that we are not alone.”
— C.J. Lonoff, project creator
Grow Through It is a public service initiative that offers an ever-expanding library of personal stories of recovery, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
We invite you to explore and even add to our collection of stories with yours.
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