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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

by Rebecca Trotzky Sirr

The first United States Social Forum in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2007 brought over ten thousand community organizers and leaders together to build a vision for a world based in real justice and democracy. Young people and children played a strong and visible role. Girl-Mom and our allied sister organizations... Find Out More

I Was A Goddess In Sheep’s Clothing By Casey Croxford

I see myself as a pretty politically aware, intelligent, independent, capable, liberated woman. But there is one thing in the back of my mind that has been quietly creeping to the forefront, clouding my self-worth: Body image.

Somehow, I have become preoccupied... Find Out More

Compiled by many members of the Girl-Mom community:

- Today I took him to the park, and I'm still energetic and agile enough to run around and climb the monkey bars with him!

- I know I won't hurt myself like my mom used to if I roll around on the floor having a tickle fight!

-I'll still be super young when they are adults... Find Out More

Your Pregnancy Options
by Jenni

So you look down at the pregnancy test that you may or may not have taken alone in your bathroom/friend’s bathroom/school bathroom/work bathroom/boyfriend's bathroom. It's positive.

Shit.

Welcome to one of the million teenage girls that get pregnant every year. So what do those one... Find Out More

About Girl-Mom

Teenage pregnancy is not a "crisis" or "epidemic," like so many people would like us to believe. The only true epidemic associated with teen pregnancy is the overwhelming and universal lack of support available to young mothers. The only true crisis is the denial of the fact that teenage girls can be, are, and always have been, both sexual and maternal beings, with the capacity to love, procreate, and nurture.

We love our children fiercely. We protect and care for them like any mother, of any age, would. Through Girl-Mom, We hope to slowly show that to the world.

Girl-Mom in no way encourages teen pregnancy, as some critics have implied. Girl-Mom encourages mothers. We encourage all young women who have chosen to become mothers. We encourage all young mothers to stand up for themselves, to fight for their children, to empower themselves and to defy the notion that being young means that you are unworthy of parenthood.

We do not encourage childless teens to follow our path; face it, it's a tough path. But we encourage all teens that wake to the call of "mama!" before dawn breaks, to do all that they can to empower themselves and nurture their children. We encourage those who, through their own choices and freewill, have evolved from Girl to Girl-Mom. The girls who frequent this site are intelligent, strong, compassionate, socially aware, politically active, and eternally nurturing. Together, we will change the face of "teen parenthood."