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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

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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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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

When I sat in my bathroom looking at the pregnancy test, all my worst fears were realized. Two pink lines stared back at me. I was numb.

The next few weeks were filled with conflicting emotions about the pregnancy. The things I knew about unwed young mothers weren’t good things. I knew how I looked upon girls I knew that got... Find Out More

When I was Garbage
by Allison Crews

Last year, when I was in 10th grade, I skipped a week of school. I was too scared, too humiliated, too sick and weak to leave my house. A week away from school earned me two weeks of "in-school suspension." Ten full school days I had to sit in a boxed-in desk, in a 6-by-20-foot room. Yellowing... Find Out More

What Came Before
by Julie

Despite my best efforts, I sometimes still feel like I need to preface every new introduction with the fact that I had an abortion at 17. Just in case anyone might want to hate me for it.   Once you've had an abortion, you must always be on the defensive, because something as innocuous as a government... Find Out More

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