We Are Celebrating YOU This Festive Season! What’s Your Story?

This festive season, we'd like you to share your stories on something that you did for yourselves, celebrating yourself. Let's spread the joy!

The one thing I truly enjoy doing in my free time is going for a movie all by myself. Just me and and my popcorn. I’ve discovered this joy quite late in life, in my 40s… and have taken every opportunity to do so. It’s me celebrating myself, my me-time, and my interests. So what if no one else is interested in quite the same kind of movies as me? I don’t need to deprive myself of the pleasure!

Kids, husband, family, home, work – in all these responsibilities, women often put themselves last. When was the last time you truly put yourselves first? And remember the sheer joy when you did? Like our author Urmi Chakravorty found when she went on this solo trip.

This festive season, we’d like you to share your stories on something that you did for yourselves. What made you do it? What changed after that?

It can be a solo trip, doing a course you have wanted to for some time now, a get-together with your girl friends, coming out of a toxic relationship, or even just pampering yourselves like I do.

It can be something you have achieved at work as well – we want all the stories of your accomplishments that you can share. Anything that you want to celebrate this year.

Why should I send in my story?

As a woman, you have a right to have your story heard. And think of it as spreading the pride, joy, and a sense of accomplishment this festive season. It’s always wonderful to read and get inspired by what other women have done.

And while all stories will be published, on our part, we will be sharing the best 10 of the featured stories on social media.

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How do I share my story?

Do you have a story that you’d like to share? You could tell us your story as a personal account, or as a fictionalised version, between 500 to 1500 words. If you have any pics you want us to use in the piece, please email them to us at [email protected] once you have submitted your story. Put #YesIDidIt in the email subject line.

Log into your author dashboard and upload it with the hashtag #YesIDidIt alongside your title. If you aren’t yet an author with Women’s Web, it’s easy to register here.

Some important rules

~ This should be a previously unpublished story.

~ Once published on Women’s Web, you may not publish it in whole elsewhere, except for an excerpt with a link back to us. They will remain exclusive to us.

Is there a deadline?

Send in your stories by Sunday, 19th November, 11.59 PM. The earlier you send your story, the better, as we will begin publishing stories as they come in, all through to the end of the year.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and upload your story. We’re looking forward to it.

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