Once upon a time in a land far away there lived a girl named, well, Me. During a walk after an argument with her mom, Me met a boy named He. He approached her from across the street, hoping that she would take a moment to enjoy a conversation with him. She did. Not because she found him attractive, but because in the chaos of her 15-year-old life, Me was often looking for attention of some kind. She felt lonely, and unloved, and unpretty. She never fit in in her neighborhood, and even when she tried to, she could only pretend for so long. But when He stopped her, Me felt for the first time that she was not invisible. They talked for hours, walking in secluded areas of woods and rocks. He suggested that they sit and he spread his jacket on the ground, offering Me a clean place to relax. Soon the talking turned to kissing which turned to touching and then to sex. And suddenly, Me was thrust into a 3 year relationship of fights with her mom, running away, almost flunking out of school, weed, drinking, and depression. He made her feel loved in a way that no one ever did before. He filled a void of abandonment and hate. And despite the fact that they had nothing in common, they forged a bond that Me knew was tight yet severely flawed. She knew that while college awaited her, for him education was a mystery– a secret spoken of only in the unrealistic world of Heathcliff Huxtable. Her litigation dreams and his impoverished nightmares did not mesh, but He loved Me and she wanted that love so much. Soon, she stopped fighting when he rejected protection for fear that he would disappear leaving her to fade away, lost in the shadow of disdain....more
According to Claire Brindis, co-founder of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, “Pills, condoms, IUDs have long been the traditional method of contraception.” There are also female condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps....more
When you hear the term "no more wire hangers" what do you think of? Mommy Dearest? To be honest, me too but there is also another meaning that we all know. Law makers may drive us back to the time before women had reproductive rights. I just can't believe that this has happened. Planned Parenthood has been stripped of all federal funding. What are they thinking?...more
I found out about the 12:00pm Walk for Choice in my city at 12:15pm. Seems I'm not the only one.I am " Facebook friends" with Planned Parenthood - both the national and local affiliates. I checked their website 2 days ago and nada listed in my state. Judging from the confirmed attendees on the invite (about 100), which I received 15 minutes after the march had started, the word seemed to have gotten out to the organizers' friends only...more
You might feel outnumbered (though you are actually in the majority), or that you don’t have the money or mainstream media access to be effective. So you must use what you've got, and believe me when I tell you that the resources you need are always there if you can see them and have the courage to use them.
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