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"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.’”

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- Maya Angelou. Rest in Power.

fuckyeahteenmoms:

Maya Angelou - social justice leader, poet, teen mom.

Rest in Power. All my gratitude to a young mama who taught the world so much.

fuckyeahteenmoms:

Maya Angelou - social justice leader, poet, teen mom.

Rest in Power. All my gratitude to a young mama who taught the world so much.

(via fuckyeahteenmoms)

teenpregnancypsas:

"I am a teen mom and I am PROUD of my child."
Love this response to this series of ads: http://bit.ly/1sd7Wfi

teenpregnancypsas:

"I am a teen mom and I am PROUD of my child."

Love this response to this series of ads: http://bit.ly/1sd7Wfi

fuckyeahteenmoms:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T teen moms.
Aretha Franklin was the first female inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. She’s won 18 Grammies and performed at Obama’s inauguration.

fuckyeahteenmoms:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T teen moms.

Aretha Franklin was the first female inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. She’s won 18 Grammies and performed at Obama’s inauguration.

fuckyeahteenmoms:

@CandiesOrg says they don’t play the shame game, but we know better. @gesisson breaks it down. #noteenshame

Also, notice the use of actual sources. Fuck yeah!

fuckyeahteenmoms:

Love this! Teen moms can be teachers. They can be brain surgeons. You can be whoever you want to be.

jessicarocksss:

Let me just say that for the record, I hate bragging. With that in mind, I’m breaking my own rule for a moment.
I had a baby in the middle of my final semester of grad school at an Ivy League institution.
I finished. And passed.
I also managed to breastfeed.
I just took my last final, and I am officially DONE. Done! Done done done. Wow, I really like that word.
Many people doubted me at first - my professors, student services, and some of my classmates. I wasn’t oblivious to the gossip swirling around about how I was crazy to do this and would never make it.
Well, to everyone who doubted me, this is dedicated to you. Because I DID it.
My goal is always to inspire others. I had Hayley in high school and still attended and graduated from college on time with my class. I had Colin in the middle of my last semester, and here I am, done with graduate school. For now. I’ll go back in a few years, but this degree is good for the time being. ;)
To my young mamas out there - you are amazing. You CAN do anything you set your mind to. Let those who doubt you fuel you to persevere. You got this. :)
For now, I’m off to snuggle my babies, without the stress of papers, tests, or clinical rotations.

Way to go mama! I was a teen mom too and I just got accepted to Stanford School Medicine! Fuck Yeah Teen Moms!
Love this because it is so true “To my young mamas out there - you are amazing. You CAN do anything you set your mind to. Let those who doubt you fuel you to persevere. You got this. :)”

jessicarocksss:

Let me just say that for the record, I hate bragging. With that in mind, I’m breaking my own rule for a moment.

I had a baby in the middle of my final semester of grad school at an Ivy League institution.

I finished. And passed.

I also managed to breastfeed.

I just took my last final, and I am officially DONE. Done! Done done done. Wow, I really like that word.

Many people doubted me at first - my professors, student services, and some of my classmates. I wasn’t oblivious to the gossip swirling around about how I was crazy to do this and would never make it.

Well, to everyone who doubted me, this is dedicated to you. Because I DID it.

My goal is always to inspire others. I had Hayley in high school and still attended and graduated from college on time with my class. I had Colin in the middle of my last semester, and here I am, done with graduate school. For now. I’ll go back in a few years, but this degree is good for the time being. ;)

To my young mamas out there - you are amazing. You CAN do anything you set your mind to. Let those who doubt you fuel you to persevere. You got this. :)

For now, I’m off to snuggle my babies, without the stress of papers, tests, or clinical rotations.

Way to go mama! I was a teen mom too and I just got accepted to Stanford School Medicine! Fuck Yeah Teen Moms!

Love this because it is so true “To my young mamas out there - you are amazing. You CAN do anything you set your mind to. Let those who doubt you fuel you to persevere. You got this. :)”

"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)

Age does not define how much of a kick ass mommy you can be

(Source: kattaleyaxkrystal, via babydustt)

Teen moms are not a ‘natural source’ for you to get babies. It is reprehensible that a judge separated this young mama from her baby even when adults had stepped in to be guardian to mom and baby. 

Fuck the National Campaign. My family is not a burden.

FUCK YEAH TEEN MOMS!

Amazing convo happening at #feminismisforteenmomstoo

Join in!

Breastfeeding is one of my sweetest memories of the baby years. Pumping in high school was hard, but the bond is incredible!

Breastfeeding is one of my sweetest memories of the baby years. Pumping in high school was hard, but the bond is incredible!

(Source: my-captured-moments, via redhead-oblivion-deactivated201)

Adorable!

Adorable!

(Source: abeautifulbadass)