Friday, November 21, 2014
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Want to write about your experiences as a teen parent for a safe and friendly site? Check out ThePushBack.org, if you like what you see and want to be a part of their contributing writers contact them via the parent site,MassTeenPregnancy.org, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Hip Mama, a magazine I contribute to, published a piece from a fellow teenage mama who is now a grandma and this paragraph really resonated with me,
"Becoming a mama before I became an adult shaped who I am, and although there are a lot of scars associated with that, those scars make me who I am today. Those scars are evidence that I’m damn strong. Those scars have left me with a deep empathy for other people and an ability to creatively survive and thrive. I’m a queer. I’m a writer. I’m a granny. I’m a wanna-be-urban farmer and an unschooler. I’m a lot of things, but mostly I’m a teen mama and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, not even a good credit score and the ability to go the hospital in rumpled sweats and a tank top."
You can read the full article about teenage pregnancy, having a child who experiences a teenage pregnancy, and how the ways in which people treated you while you were a pregnant and parenting teen still stay with you as you grow older, the good and the not so good.
Thank you Nina for writing this. This teen mama appreciates it very much and makes me realize even more why #NoTeenShame is super important.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I'm very excited that supporting pregnant and parenting teens is an idea that is reaching new and larger audiences! I wish that everyone knew how important support is and that we ALL need support and not shame.
Check out Best of the Left
Learn more about #NoTeenShame
Read my article in RH Reality Check
Learn and support The Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act
Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think below in the comments or on Twitter @TeenMomNYC
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
On a more national level The Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act legislation backed by the National Women’s Law Center and Healthy Teen Network is trying to do the same.
Read more about the legislation:
What Does the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act Do?
You can sign the letter urging your local elected officials to vote on this by clicking here.
Together we can make education a reality for thousands of pregnant and parenting teens across the country!