By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone. Optional email code. When I was really young I was bullied a lot, it wasn't by people at school thou. It was by my brothers and sisters. They called me many names and at first if just brush it off and laugh with them.
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Three teenagers were clustered around the cell phone, heads almost touching as they peered at the video. It was Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend. The Texas morning was warm and overcast, the air spongy. In the cafeteria of Cleveland High School, the students jockeyed with one another to get a better view of the tiny screen. They could see a naked girl lying on a mattress.
This article examines the experiences of young women in street gangs who become mothers. Drawing on qualitative interviews with 65 young women in the San Francisco, CA, Bay Area, we examine their narratives about the transition to motherhood. In particular, we focus on the ways these young women negotiate femininities and attempt to reconcile their identities as young mothers and gang girls—both stigmatized identities. For many of the young women, motherhood entails a retreat from the street and a renewed emphasis on time spent in the home. While many receive financial and childcare support from their families, this also often means a diminution of the autonomy they experienced while more heavily involved in the gang. Issues of respect and respectability remain important for the young women, but the dimensions on which these are based change. Despite declines in teen births internationally, young motherhood has been the subject of much heated media attention and policy debate in locales from the US to the UK to Australia and New Zealand McDermott and Graham , Angwin and Kamp Policy discussions, drawing from scientific discourse, center on the problems associated with early motherhood, including poor perinatal outcomes, child neglect or abuse, unstable employment, marital instability, and poor educational outcomes for both mother and child Wilson and Huntington Young motherhood is presented as threatening the very foundation of society, undermining beliefs and values associated with childhood, innocence, marriage, and family Roseneil and Mann , Furstenburg
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Sibling love is a truly special thing. But Jacee Dellapena, a year-old from Mississippi, took it to the next level when she helped her mom deliver her baby brother. So this pregnancy her dad and I discussed it and decided it might be a good learning experience for her!