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 who 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 free will, 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."
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