She’s Got Grit was recently featured on WXYZ channel 7 news this past week and since have gained some new friends! I thought I would take the time to re-introduce She’s Got Grit and share our missions and goals.
She’s Got Grit is founded on the principals of Reproductive Justice, simply put the right to not have a child, the right to have a child, and right to raise your child with dignity. One of She’s Got Grit’s long term visions for the future is changing the narrative regarding how we speak about and treat young parents. There is an exstensive history of misuse of health and media campaigns, reality tv shows, and harmful language used in politics that together created the stigma that ‘Teen Pregnancy’ was a societal problem that needs solving. The truth is, the fact someone choices to become mother at a younger than traditional age is not a problem and should not be talked as if it is one. It’s time to change the way we treat parents who have their children young. In order to do this we have to understand what brought us to our current status. Educating ourselves and others about historical wrongdoings that contribute to current stigmas and barriers still present is the first step. Read here for more…
One significant barrier is to education, even with Title IX there is inequitable access to completing high school education for young parents. Only 40% of parents who are enrolled in high school are about to complete and earn their diploma. Earning a high school diploma is an essential step in a person’s journey into adulthood and earnings potential to support themselves and their families.
With the current climate in the United States at the moment with Roe v. Wade being overturned, it is as important as ever to support young parents and treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Want To Get Involved?
We are looking for sponsors for future events like our 2023 5K Fundraiser, young moms to apply to our scholarship, and stories to share! Reach out to Shesgotgrit.email@example.com to learn more about what you can do.