Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers


Giving Up Addiction
By Kaitlin

I was 17, homeless, scared and sick when I decided to enter drug treatment for the third time. I didn’t want to get clean, I just wanted a break. I wanted to think for a second, to be able to feel my skin again. When I got there, and the doors locked behind me, I felt anything but relief. I was... 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

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

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

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

More Than They Tell Us: Our Rights as Pregnant and Parenting Students

By Rebecca Trotzky-Sirr

It’s hard enough to stay in school as a mama, but if your school is discriminating against pregnant and parenting students it can be damn near impossible. If you are pregnant or parenting, you have a right to stay in school. More than... Find Out More