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If you aren’t reading Her Story, you’re missing out on some of the best articles on Her Campus. Her Story is a space for your stories; these inspiring first-hand accounts create a sisterhood of collegiettes willing to share the lessons they’ve learned and the obstacles they’ve overcome. In the past, we’ve had everything from a collegiette who took back a cheater to an illegal immigrant at an Ivy League school. It’s so important to have this community where we can relate to each other, come to understand beliefs unlike our own, and heighten awareness of any dangers that may come our way.

Every Sunday, we’ll be publishing something you’ve written, but in order to do this, we need you to send in submissions. We want your thoughts, your words, and your experiences to be shared with all of our readers. If you’re worried that your story isn’t significant enough, think again: chances are that if something has impacted you, it will impact our readers, too. We can learn from any experience, big or small, and more importantly, we can learn from each other.

We are currently accepting submissions here.

A few of our guidelines/info:

  1. Stories should between 800-1200 words, but we’re flexible with this.
  2. You have the option of remaining anonymous.
  3. You are free to submit whatever you like as long as it’s a personal narrative—not an assessment of college women in general and not anything that’s meant to convert others to your beliefs.

Stories we’d love to hear about:

  1. I’ve been in a huge amount of debt (student or credit) – and paid it off
  2. I had an abortion in college
  3. I got an STD from a one-night stand
  4. I’m BFFs with a celebrity
  5. I fell in love when I was abroad, and my S.O. is getting a K-1 visa to come to the U.S.

We hope you’ll not only read Her Story, but also contribute your story. We’re so looking forward to reading your submissions!

Katie Naymon
Her Story Editor

Corinne Sullivan is an editorial intern at Her Campus. She is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in English with a Creative Writing Concentration. On campus, she cheers at football and basketball games as part of the Boston College Pom Squad and performs as a member of the Dance Organization of Boston College. She also teaches spin classes at the campus gym and contributes to the BC branch of Her Campus. Corinne loves the beach, all things chocolate, and is unashamed of her love for Young Adult Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter at @cesullivan14. 
Kema Christian-Taylor is a senior at Harvard University concentrating in English with a citation in Spanish.  As an aspiring novelist, she constantly jots down ideas on anything she can get her hands on—including paper napkins.  She has been dancing since age 3 and has choreographed for two shows her freshman and junior years in college.  Even though it means leaving behind her sunny home in Houston, Texas, Kema loves to travel and has been to every continent except Antarctica. Things she cannot live without include the Harry Potter series, Berryline, Pretty Little Liars, the Hunger Games, 90s music, and soy chai lattes.