“We need any support we can get, no matter if it’s from our parents, friends, or the school.”
People across the gender, sexuality, and ability spectrum get pregnant and deserve to have their experiences reflected in literature.
Mother’s Day offers the perfect opportunity for all of us to explore what motherhood…
While many Black women do breastfeed, some unapologetically so, there is a running list as to why other Black mothers choose not to. For one, Black mothers are less likely to be encouraged by hospitals to breastfeed, typically the first point of contact for breastfeeding education. And many Black mothers are in under-resourced communities, where breastfeeding is discouraged or just outright impossible due to a lack of support.
As someone who was a student parent, I would have liked to see more conversations about the ways in which Title IX provides protection to student parents from the hostile environments they have to navigate to continue and complete their educations.
Graduation season is upon us and teenagers nationwide are celebrating their academic achievements and…
At this time of year, we advocates for teen mothers often wonder whom Mother’s Day is for.
When I was thousands of feet in the air, I found myself having one of the scariest mental health problems ever.
It is time for adults to come to terms with the sexual health, sexual identities and sexual rights of youth. In particular, it is time for adults to stop punishing young women for their sexuality, and definitely for their own pregnancies.
Jendella is a London-based photographer, filmmaker and writer who grew up around many teen mothers and observed how these young parents, some who were her friends, lived a life that was in complete contrast to what society says young mothers are.