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Your Government, Your Rights
by Allison Crews

Applying for and receiving government aid

Your kid's gotta eat, you need a place to live, and you need to see a doctor. That's just the way it is. But many parents are too ashamed of the social stigma attached to recipients of government aid to seek the help they need. Let go... Find Out More

RIP

 

On June 11, 2005 the Girl-Mom community learned that our valued colleague Allison Crews died. 

Allison was the producer of Girl-Mom for nearly five years. During that time she worked endlessly hard to build a strong, dynamic community. Through her work on the site, her accomplishment in creating the National Day to... Find Out More

The Reproductive Rights of Minors by Allison Crews

Although teenagers in the United States are expected to make mature adult decisions while being criticized for behaving wildly and irrationally and are required to take legal responsibility for their actions, they are still denied the basic rights of citizens. They are denied... Find Out More

My Story
by Alli18

If someone had asked me for my story over a year ago it would be dull. It would be a story about a girl who got up everyday and went to school. A girl who played sports and had a lot of friends. My story was one without hardships or difficult decisions. I am no longer that girl.

My new story starts on a... Find Out More

It’s OK to Be Single!

By Julie

Pregnancy can be a very vulnerable and emotionally trying time, and grappling with the possibility of being a single mother can make it even more so. After my son’s father decided he did not want anything to do with me or his unborn son, I spent a lot of time crying and trying to figure... Find Out More

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