February 2017

We hope those who come to help solve problems center the voices of people with lived experience, look at power dynamics, and do what is needed within a reproductive justice framework.

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October 2016

We would like to see the conversation shift away from teen pregnancy prevention and toward positive youth development overall. If you teach teens what it means to have autonomy over your body and what it means to be in a healthy, consensual relationship, for instance, you will give them the tools to make positive life choices.

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May 2015

We recognize that all young people deserve access to comprehensive and accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health as well as complete agency and autonomy over their own bodies.

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May 2013

The Candie's Foundation must radically change its response to and perception of what teen pregnancy and parenting means for young people. This means using evidence-supported messaging for educating teens on how to prevent pregnancy that is free of shame and stigma.

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articles

Creating a Statewide Absence Policy for Expectant and Parenting Students: A Case-Study of Community Based Policy Work

Representations of Teenage Motherhood and Parenthood in the United States 

A Multi-Generational Approach to Addressing the Educational Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth

interviews + press

I Was Shamed as a Young Mom, Too.  Self Magazine

Title IX and the Ethics of Storytelling. The Katie Speak Show

TEEN MOM: One woman working to eliminate stigma Houston Business Journal 

Teen Moms Need Support, Not Shame New York Magazine

Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. But Why Are Some Skeptical? The Nation

Mom's Raw Postpartum Photo Highlights Lesser-Known Feeding Huffington post 

The truth about teen moms getting impregnated by older men Fusion 

The Way We Talk About Sex Education Needs To Change A Plus 

Back-to-School Homework for Educators: Learn What You Can Do to Support Teen Parents Rewire

How To Help Prevent Teen Pregnancies Without Shaming Young Parents ThinkProgress 

Pregnant and Parenting Students Can—and Should—Enforce Their Title IX Rights Rewire

Her difficult journey could have been eased by knowing rights Sacramento Bee

8 Lies We Need to Stop Spreading About Teen Pregnancy Policy Mic 

Report urges schools to do more for pregnant students EdSource

What Pregnant and Parenting Teens Really Need Huffington Post

Young Mothers Are Denouncing This Pregnancy Prevention Business Insider 

Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Gloria Malone Latina 

Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Natasha Vianna Latina

What it's like to be a teen parent: readers' stories Washington Post 

It’s Not Just Those Awful Ads in NYC: Teen Moms Are Bullied Every Day Rewire

'Mamas Day' Celebrates Motherhood Outside the Boxes Ebony

United Way Milwaukee's teen pregnancy prevention campaign falls flat SheKnows

Team Pick: Mamas Day Cards for All Your Mama Needs Autostraddle

Teen Moms Sound Off On Study Claiming “Teen Mom” Reduced Teen Pregnancies The Frisky

Family Leave Laws Need to Include Teen Student Parents RH Reality Check 

Shame & Stigma: How it Makes Young Moms and Dads Feel Scarleteen

To Support and Help Teen Mothers, We Must Stop Shaming Them Policy Mic

Teen Parents Need Support, Not Shame Sex,Ed Honestly

Mommie Dearest: On Beyoncé, Motherhood, & Feminism The Frisky

NYC uses shame, petty insults in new teen pregnancy campaign Salon

Presentations 

Authentic Allies Roundtable: Organizations & Adults can Respectfully Partner with Young Parents
Healthy Teen Network’s Youth 360 Conference, Baltimore, MD

A Teen Parent Inclusive Movement
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts

Using Authentic Social Media Engagement to Amplify Marginalized Voices
Youth + Tech + Health Conference, San Francisco, California

Supporting Mothers in Academia
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Teen Pregnancy, Shame, and Reproductive Control in American Culture
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference, Amherst, Massachusetts