"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
"It didn’t happen the moment I discovered I was pregnant or even the moment he was born, but together with the moment Zacharie was first placed in my arms, a fire was lit. A fire that grew larger and larger and larger, screaming at me ‘the world is a confusing, painful, scary place, but it is also precious and worthy of your time and you can either spend the rest of your life running or the rest of your life building a better world for Zach to live in’. I chose the latter and everything since is the living expression of that choice."
— A teen mama talks about how her kiddo gave her direction and passion to make the world a better place. From http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/teen-parent/ Fuck Yeah Teen Moms!