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Help an old girl mom out?

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Zandrea
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Help an old girl mom out?

Hey everyone,

I am an old girlmom who hung out on the boards a long time ago. Having Alli and some of the earlier folks around made it possible for me to survive teen mamahood.

Anyway, all of these years later I am back to ask for a different kind of help. I am finishing a BA in Social Justice (!) As my final project, I am trying to create a documentary about teen motherhood. I want all of the stories to reflect a girlmom perspective - really empowering and positive - defying all of the shitty stereotypes. (I posted about the details of it over here: http://www.girl-mom.com/node/19842)I am looking for stories and the chance to audio interview girlmoms (in person in Seattle or over the phone anywhere). I am also hopeing to gather corasponding photographs (sent via attachment through email?)

The project is due in 7 weeks and I am FREAKING OUT! I have not been able to find teen moms to interview who aren't self-haters or who haven't bought into the perspective that they are nothing more than statistics and losers.

Anyway, if you would be willing to let me interview you over the phone or in person, if you would be willing to share pictures of you and your kiddos, or if you would be willing to write a short essay (a page long) about your experience, I would be so thankful AND I would give you a copy of the DVD when it is done.

If you want an idea of what the style would be like, here is my story on youtube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=yVWF6Lrg5Ss

Thanks again mamas!

Andrea

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I meant to respond to your

I meant to respond to your other post but my little brother is here visiting and is hogging the internet! I'd be willing to help you out. I can't remember if I fit what you were looking for exactly. I'm 24 now but I had my daughter when I was 16, she's 7.5 now! I'm in college (almost done, finally!), poor, not with BD but partnered now. I've gone through a LOT of court drama/restraining orders with him, we actually moved a few states away last year. I'm from San Diego and knew Alli, I met her when my daughter was less than a year old. I also recognize your name! Your video was really nice, you did a great job & you have a great speaking voice.

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Id be willing to do it pm me

Id be willing to do it pm me if you like or email me at my work address

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Hey, I don't have time to

Hey,

I don't have time to write an article or anything, but I'm happy to do an interview if it will help you. I'll pm you my phone number.

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i also would absolutey love

i also would absolutey love 2 do it. my phone n internet got turned off. im using my dhs psp rite now n cnt access my email. bt i could do it ovr the fone my inlaws lve across the street.u could pm me a time n ill gve u their num n do it then bc i would really really love 2 do this

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oh and i can also get on to

oh and i can also get on to a friends computer 2 send pictures

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id love to be interviewed, i

id love to be interviewed, i am always trying to break this stupid stereotype that because you have children young your life is over. n e way my e-mail addy is

e-mail me and let me know what i can do to help.

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I'd be willing to be

I'd be willing to be involved if you are still needing someone!