Smart Girl Stories
Smart Girl Stories Introduction

Smart Girl Stories Introduction

Welcome to the first step on your journey of sharing your inspirational Smart Girl Story.

Smart Girl Stories is dedicated to empowering and inspiring Smart Girls of all ages to become confident leaders and change-makers. Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where our writers can share their stories, celebrate their achievements, and connect with a supportive community of peers and mentors.

Our website serves as a central hub for storytelling. Here, you’ll find:

  • Inspiring Stories: We showcase a diverse collection of real-life stories from Smart Girls around the world who have overcome challenges, pursued their passions, and positively impacted their communities. These stories are powerful examples of what girls can achieve when they believe in themselves.
  • Creative Expression: We encourage Smart Girls to express themselves through creative outlets, such as writing, art, music, and video. Our platform provides opportunities for Smart Girls to share their work, and gain recognition for their talents.
  • Educational Resources: We will soon offer educational resources, including articles, videos, and interactive activities, designed to help Smart Girls develop essential writing and presentation skills, and navigate the complexities of life.
  • Community Building: In July, we will create an online community where Smart Girls can connect, share their experiences, offer support and encouragement, and build connections.

At Smart Girl Stories, we believe every girl has a unique story and a powerful voice to share. Our platform empowers girls to embrace their individuality, celebrate their strengths, and create a brighter future for themselves and their world.

First, let’s address the question many possible storytellers ask us. I’m not smart.

Yes, you are.

We live in a world of lessons, mistakes, tripups, experiences, and unfortunate twists of fate. From each of these, we learn, and that’s what makes us smarter.

For those who have been on a self-defined journey towards success, we know you learned from the mistakes and trip-ups. Those are smart girls, without a doubt.

For those born into a situation they never expected themselves to be in, who are survivors, who are conquering injuries, health challenges, and accidents that came upon them out of nowhere, we know you learned from your journey. You are a smart girl – without a doubt.

As a dad, my responsibility is to help my daughter realize that all girls are smart girls and that being smart means learning in ways that aren’t so atypical and don’t always come from a traditional textbook or a school classroom. Unfortunately and fortunately, the world is a classroom, and sometimes, the lessons it doles out aren’t easy.

But, with each lesson comes smarts. And with each lesson comes a story.

Second, no one cares about my story.

We do. You do. And beyond that, it’s unknown.

Here’s the interesting part of telling a story: storytelling isn’t always about conveying information; sometimes, it’s about releasing something eating away at you. It’s about removing something toxic from your system. When you put that story on paper, you are saying, “Get out of my mind!” That’s cathartic af.

I’m raising Hannah to live a life where a problem written is half solved. Think about that. All of this noise, controversy, shame, disgust, anger, and sadness that may exist in your system is a story yearning to come out. Grab your keyboard and write.

The minute those words appear before you, things seem less noisy; they are now defined and in front of you. And they are history. Your story just became your CV. Have a friend ever asked you if something difficult happened to you? Yup – and you can point to that story you just wrote and say, there, that’s what happened to me and how I’m here today…wait for it….to share the story.

Everyone has a story. Not every story will be read or heard, but you should share it. Because somewhere out there, a smart girl on her journey wants to take a second and read yours. You may never meet them, but if they read your story, they will meet you.

Third, I don’t know what to write about.

That’s okay. You have something to write about, though you might not know it yet. It will come to you. And when it does, and if you are interested, we are ready for it, Smart Girl.

Our mission at Smart Girl Stories is to provide a safe space for Smart Girls worldwide to share their stories. Everyone has a story, and we are ready for yours.


Smart Girl Stories shares stories of inspiration from writers across the globe.

We ask each writer to adhere to our Smart Girl Stories pledge. The views expressed in our articles are those of the author and are meant to spark conversation and inspire you. They don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SmartGirl Stories. We are honored to share their stories, as well as yours. To learn more – visit us here.

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