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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

How to tell your parents you’re pregnant:

1. Stay calm
2. Write a letter if you need to
3. Make a plan beforehand
4. If you plan to continue the pregnancy, be specific about the future. Explain how you’ll finish school, provide for the baby, etc.
5. Bring a supportive friend or relative along
6. Tell them... Find Out More

Ordinary Angels by Tovi McCoy Four years back.

Sitting locked inside a bathroom stall trying to control the tears. In this high school I knew well. I had gone there almost two full semesters, a long time for someone whowent to nine different high schools before actually graduating. I decided I would not come out of the stall... Find Out More

And So I Choose
by Allison Crews

A version of this essay appears in the second edition of the book Listen Up! Voices From The Next Feminist Generation, edited by Barbra Findlen.

As the editor of a small website designed by and for empowered, feminist teen mothers, I sometimes wonder how to attract the amount traffic that the... Find Out More

I Am Not You - Yes I am
by Jessica Allan Lavarnway

Glancing around my obstetrician's clinic, I saw another young girl,
perhaps seventeen years old.  And my first thought was, "I am not
you."

I was not a teenaged mother.

Sure, I was nineteen.  Sure, this was my second child.

But damn it, I wasn't a... Find Out More

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