As women, the weight we carry often threatens to overpower us. There was a time when I couldn’t completely comprehend the concept of a mental/nervous breakdown. But life as taught me that pain is real, and it has the power to claim your right mind.
I’ve always believed that adversity can create a passion and will that is so strong nothing can extinguish it. And every now and then, I come across a story that solidifies that belief all over again. Enter Michaela DePrince — also known as ” # 27.” Her story is so inspiring and her beauty is so radiant. Listen to her tell her story of struggle and adversity in the clip below.
Vimbai E. is a writer, journalist, ghostwriter and the founder of The Weight She Carries. With hundreds of articles publishing online, in print and for broadcast, her love of language and storytelling shines through every piece of writing that bears her name.