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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

Many of you have probably seen or heard about Gaps PRODUCT(RED) campaign to raise money for women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. (dont even get me started on how hypocritical this is on sooo many levels) How about those fancy commercials with killer special effects about "the know spreading". To many people HIV/AIDS is... Find Out More

I Can Do It
by Kristy Morrison

Some people go through their lives with only minor changes, minor events. Then again, there are people whose lives can change entirely in just one year. I am one of those people. One of the milestones of my life occurred when I was in high school, and changed my life completely.

I... Find Out More

Here are some resources that you can find online. Look for even more in the EMPOWER zine, coming to a teen mama near YOU.

Reproductive Health

http://www.positive.org

http://www.scarleteen.com

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Ten Things You Can Do To Protect Reproductive Freedom
by Allison Crews

1. Donate time at area high school's child care centers. Offer to help watch the student's kids after class hours so that they can finish their homework and graduate.

2. Donate umbrellas to clinics targeted by "clinic cams" that tape women going to have... 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."