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Pregnancy & Parenting

Back to School (-to-Prison Pipeline)

Last month as the school year began, there were many memes and videos celebrating sending kids to school for parental relief.  Not all parents share that feeling. For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is
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Ways to love someone through their pregnancy plan

Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing times in someone’s life — usually in multiple lives. My five year journey into reproductive health was ignited after attending my first birth as a doula (a non-medical support person). I’ve had the
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For My Son When Love Is Not Enough

I was a 22-year-old carefree Black girl going to school at a local community college and working part-time at a sports arena called the Rose Garden. I have never looked at life through rose-colored glasses, but always enjoyed the ride
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The call no parent wants to receive

Two months ago, I got a call that no parent ever wants to receive. I was sitting in my first therapy appointment in five months. After a devastating relationship loss, a grueling first year at a new job, and a
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