"The world would throw me flat on my face with this little baby I’m trying to raise," Dr. Angelou tells Oprah. "I would go home to Vivian Baxter. She would act as if it was the best thing that ever happened… She never, ever made me feel that I had done the wrong thing."
From the moment Dr. Angelou got pregnant, Vivian supported her daughter… She said, ‘We’re not going to ruin three lives. We’re going to have a beautiful baby.’”
— - Maya Angelou. Rest in Power.
"The only person who has any business trying to prevent teen pregnancy is a teenager who is trying not to get (someone) pregnant. Stop throwing money at shaming teen moms and put it into real reproductive justice. 15 year wait for immigrants to get healthcare? Cutting teen moms off medicaid six weeks postpartum? Pushing (or withholding) long-term birth control? Blocking teenagers access to sex ed, contraception, school? Telling young women they’re gonna drop out or be alone? Get behind us or shut your mouth. - FYTM"
— (via fuckyeahteenmoms)
Amazing convo happening at #feminismisforteenmomstoo