Girlstories Leadership Theatre 2021

#PositivelyPowerstories – August 13, 2021 – Episode 28

Powerstories Theatre stages true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide.

Each week we will share submissions from our neighbors around the city, country, and globe. Please enjoy all the stories that bring a smile to our faces and joy to our hearts. To send us your own story, click the button to complete our form, and upload your own work.

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Powerstories Theatre is proud to present the inaugural Voices of Youth Theatre Festival, showcasing local, national, and international playwrights, ages 10 to 18, to a global audience. The festival offers an in-theatre production, 4 virtual presentations, a live Zoom talent showcase, and a Zoom talkback with the youth playwrights.

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Story Submitted by Alishya

Recess Crush The best part about being in 4th grade is RECESS!!!!  Now that I am in middle school, we don’t have recess anymore.  Recess was the best.  I can see it now: hanging out with my best friend, running, talking with kids in my class.  I really miss that. But there was one day […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Story Submitted by Audrey

Miss Shirley You never know where you will make a new friend.  That is exactly what happened to me when I met Miss Shirley.  My church organized volunteering opportunities at a memory care facility.  It was nice and I liked volunteering, but when I met Miss Shirley, everything changed.  Miss Shirley was an elderly resident […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Story Submitted by Camille

The Evil Substitute I’m so over all the changes in school because of the Pandemic, I mean I get it, we have to be safe and careful, but it seems like my teachers are dropping like flies. Now we have a substitute in Science who I truly think is an alien acting like a human. […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Story Submitted by Darrah

Scary Rollercoaster Never say never right? That is except when you’re hanging upside down, hundreds of feet in the air, buckled into a giant metal death trap. Look, don’t get me wrong, I love roller coasters. The wind whipping through your hair and the rush of screaming your face off while you fly around the […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Story Submitted by Emani

Finding True Friends Hear I go!  Good bye California and HELLO Florida.  I could not believe I was moving.  I used to live with my grandfather who is a doctor in California.  I was now moving to live with my mom in Tampa, Florida.  I was really excited.  I was going to start 4th grade […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Halee

Halee – Sweet Lesson Something beautiful can come from something sad.  That is what happened when my grandma’s sister got sick.  She was elderly and lived a good life, but it was very sad seeing her so ill.  During this period, my grandma came up with an idea.  She said to me, “Scooter (that is […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Khloe

Scary Story Ya know that feeling from a perfect vacation? When you’re relaxed and happy and maybe a little sleepy from all the fun? We’d had a great vacation with my family. We rented a beautiful house with an awesome pool.  My cousins came on vacation with us too.  I had sooo much fun.  I […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Kitarra

Stay Calm One day I’m standing outside of school, waiting for my brother Xavier to meet me. We always walk home together. It was a really beautiful day, the sun was shining and there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky, but that was all about to change. All of a sudden I hear Tat-tat-tat, […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Leilani

Tennessee Trip Do you remember the first time you saw snow? As a Florida girl, I will never forget. It was a gentle mist, almost like a light rain. Not really enough to play in, but so cool nonetheless. I was on a family trip in Tennessee for Thanksgiving, and while the snow was beautiful, […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Lillian

My Friend Ian Ring!!!!! That’s the sound of sweet freedom! It’s not that I don’t like Math but the way Mrs. Vincent explains things is so confusing! Luckily, I get to hang with my friend Ian at lunch. Ian is a great friend because he always knows what to say when I’m feeling down. He […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Lydia

Injury Story Do you remember Hide N Seek? It can get pretty intense! One December afternoon my family and I were visiting our friends and all the kids were playing a high stakes round of Hide N Seek. I was IT and had managed to find all but 2 kids, and there were a lot […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Lyric

Lyric – Mistake I always liked mysteries, but I never thought I would get to be a detective in real life! Until 2nd grade when I was asked to solve the “Mystery of the Glitter”. It seemed like a normal day until one by one my whole class realized we were covered in glitter! On […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Reagan

Beach Vacation BRRRR! How cold! It was December 2020.  We always go on a family vacation every Christmas.  Because of Covid, I did not know if we would have a vacation.  On Christmas morning my mom and dad surprised us and said, “We ARE STILL going on vacation!”  This vacation was in Destin at the […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Rihanna

The Annoying Brother Why are little brother’s sooo annoying!? My brother’s name is Jerimiah. Back in December I got a new bike for Christmas! I was so happy! I rode my bike everyday afterschool, all my neighbors oohed and ahhhhed when I rode by….I was loving it! One day I was riding my back afterschool […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Sophia

BFF Replacement The first day of school always gives me butterflies in my stomach, and the first day of 6th grade was no different. I was feeling a little nervous but also excited to see my friends. My best friend Darielle was hilarious – always making up jokes and funny little sayings. Except, when I […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted by Sydney

Don’t give up even when things get hard, or you are bored Before I start, you should know that I am a perfectionist. So, when I was about 6 years old, I started taking piano lessons with a teacher named Ms. Porsha. I was really enjoying the piano, but we decided to take a break […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL

Submitted my Tessa

Proud Moment I will never forget the first day of 3rd grade. I looked around and it seemed like there were a thousand kids in my class. Sure enough, the school realized that something needed to change and selected several of us to move up to a 4th grade class. I was really excited, and […]

  • Tampa Bay, FL


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