girl-mom

Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

September 10th, 2001
by Jamie Colboth

I am only 24, and I know the meaning of life. I have survived teenage pregnancy. I was the girl at graduation with the teeny bump in her belly, not even visible to the human eye. Well, at least not when I was dressed. My clothes got tight, donft get me wrong, but I was only 3 months along... Find Out More

Why You Must Make a Zine

By Nina Packebush

At one time in history women lived in tribes. We worked together, played together, cared for our children together, supported each other and loved each other. Now we are fragmented. How many women do you know that actually have a "tribe" of women that they can call upon to... Find Out More

Birth Control: Know Your Options

by Jen

There are many different kinds of birth control options. They vary in price, difficulty to use, availability, side effects, and cost. Choosing the birth control that is right for you can be an empowering experience. To make an informed choice, you must first know the facts... Find Out More

Ten Ways to Have Fun for Under $2: Advice from Under the Edge by Wendy Dutton

Why should Dad and Grandma get all the glory? Just because you're poor doesn't mean you can't spoil your kids....

1. The Rosebud Bath: Steal roses from your neighbors yard and sprinkle them in the tub. If roses are unavailable, any pretty... Find Out More

About Girl-Mom

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."