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‘Shrinking Women’: A Chilling Slam Poem Nails the Inherited Gendered Politics of Size

Lily Myers, performing for Wesleyan University at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. This poem was awarded Best Love Poem at the tournament.

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Why Adoption Needs to Play a Bigger Role in the Reproductive Justice Conversation

A recent proposal by a Texas senator that would mandate pre-abortion adoption counseling has given reproductive justice advocates a unique opportunity to show what real, meaningful adoption industry reform could look like.

A recent proposal by a Texas state senator that would mandate pre-abortion adoption counseling has given reproductive justice advocates a unique opportunity to show what real, meaningful adoption industry reform could look like.

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Austin May Become First Texas City With Paid Parental Leave

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and "pro-life" groups.

Texas’ capital city may be the first in the state to offer paid parental leave to city employees.

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Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With ‘The Child Catchers’ Author Kathryn Joyce

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

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Journey of a Young Mama

My daughter inspired me to continue doing what I had always loved to do.

This Mother’s Day, I ask you to think about helping a young mom get the support and services she needs.

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Mothers Fight Back

War, natural disaster, environmental crisis. No matter the threat to their children, mothers fight back.

War, natural disaster, environmental crisis. No matter the threat to their children, mothers fight back.

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We Are All the Antithesis of Our Parents in Some Way

Phy's mother and granduncle.

My mother grew up during the war and could not afford new clothing, so she over-compensated by making us wear suits to school.

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Honoring the Woman Who Cleaned Houses So I Could Have a Better Life

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Growing up, I thought it was tough being the daughter of a migrant. But on Mama’s Day, I remember my mom’s struggle and how it has made me a better person.

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One Mama, Many Mamahoods

Diana as a small child with her mother.

The professional, older mother who is constantly negotiating conflicts between her career expectations and having a young child at home is not a face you see all that often in Hallmark cards, especially if that face is an immigrant and a former teen mom.

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