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The Department
by Valerie Vickerman Runes

“I can’t do it. Valerie, I CAN’T DO IT!”

“Yes you can Beth. It’s OK. You can do this.”

Reassuring words become a habit after a while. The right words said in the right way at the right time.

“Reach down and touch your baby’s head.”

A tentative touch. A... Find Out More

Why You Must Make a Zine

By Nina Packebush

At one time in history women lived in tribes. We worked together, played together, cared for our children together, supported each other and loved each other. Now we are fragmented. How many women do you know that actually have a "tribe" of women that they can call upon to... Find Out More

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

Your Government, Your Rights
by Allison Crews

Applying for and receiving government aid

Your kid's gotta eat, you need a place to live, and you need to see a doctor. That's just the way it is. But many parents are too ashamed of the social stigma attached to recipients of government aid to seek the help they need. Let go... 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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