While they might never admit it, I firmly believe the negative ways in which the media—television, film, print journalism—portrays teenage pregnancy and parenting influenced how the adults in my life treated me after I told them I was pregnant.
TMZ releasing the video of Ray Rice knocking out his then fiancé, now wife, Janay Palmer was catalyst for public discussions on domestic violence (DV), which can also be referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV).
Becoming a mother at 15 made me feel as if I had to prove to the world that I could do “it” on my own.
Bill O’Reilly believes that Beyonce does not deserve to be on the cover of Time magazine because she causes young women in the black community to have unintended pregnancies
Everyday, single mothers across the country are forced to make unconventional decisions because of societal structures in place.
Mainstream teenage pregnancy prevention frameworks are one-sided and ineffective in preventing unintended pregnancies.
Being a pregnant and/or parenting teen is a very thankless job.
In our culture and in our politics, generalizations about teenage sexuality, pregnancy, and parenting are too often used to reinforce a negative narrative and to score points.
As a poor colored girl living in a white low-income trailer park community, I was the strange embodiment of two teen pregnancy stereotypes.
My existence challenges everything that you’ve been told to believe about me, which makes you uncomfortable.