Beat the Statistics
by Yvonne Fide
My best friend waited in the lobby as I was brought into the small but comfy office of the family planning clinic. I thought I was too hasty in making the appointment. I just knew that they would tell me that I'm not pregnant, give me some protection, tell me to talk to my parents and send me on... 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
by heather jackson
I never thought I would be a mom. I never thought that me, Heather, would become pregnant. Or be a single mother or be one of "those" pregnant girls in high school.
Reasoning for not wanting children was because I would start thinking of the over population growth of the world, the stupid leaders of the world,... Find Out More
At the Tivoli
by Lorrie Colin Spoering
Hordes of high school kids. They look so young.
Lanky, gawky high school boys. Smirking, laughing, gathered around a
table. Trying to look like you belong here. It is painfully obvious you
do not. You want to look older, like MEN, not the boys you are.
You are boys.... 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.
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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."