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Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

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Mama Needs a Lawyer! by Mary DuChene

Like it or not, the government is a party to your custody decisions and your decision to marry or divorce. Of course, it is always best if mom and dad can work it out informally and avoid the court system, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.

Fuck the Government – Talk it Out... 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

Being a Zero

by Lacey

"Wow, how much do you weigh?"

"Where do you buy clothes that fit?"

"What size do you wear?"

Somewhere along the way these personal questions started seeming acceptable to strangers. Not only is it not their business, but a body shape that I'd never had to consider... Find Out More

When I sat in my bathroom looking at the pregnancy test, all my worst fears were realized. Two pink lines stared back at me. I was numb.

The next few weeks were filled with conflicting emotions about the pregnancy. The things I knew about unwed young mothers weren’t good things. I knew how I looked upon girls I knew that got... Find Out More

No Child of His
By Julie

you are riding home in the car of someone you call friend but really isn't, getting in much too late from the most recent party/rave/get-together that undoubtedly required you to exchange money for mediocore memories. your teeth are furry and your makeup is smudged and a mood clings to you like the smell... Find Out More

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