The Girlmom community is organizing to present a workshop at the US Social Forum along with SisterSong about reproductive health justice for young parents.
The US Social Forum (USSF) held in Atlanta Georgia from June 27 - July 1, 2007 is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression.... Find Out More
Resistance is Not Futile by Lisa Becoming a mama at 17 has got to be one of the most radicalizing events I have ever been though. Finishing high school and going to college, jumping through welfare hoops and surviving, and just knowing what you're doing is revolutionary in and of itself. I finished high school a semester early and... Find Out More
I Was A Teenage Transsexual Super Mom
by Kathleen Assensi
The colossal automobile hurtled past the stop sign and into the intersection, leaving Ricky no time to turn the wheel or hit the brakes. Sitting in the dingy passenger seat (and struggling to hurry, hurry, hurry; get the seat belt on), I saw it all happening with... Find Out More
A discussion on another board really got me thinking about this.
In today's day and age where racism is only acceptable if it's subtle or hidden, everyone insists that there is no blatant racism any more, people have moved on from that.
But there is an instance in which blatant and outright racism is totally acceptable, and that... Find Out More
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."