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Gloria Malone

Gloria Malone is a fearless advocate, freelance writer, college student, and blogger at Teen Mom NYC.com where she writes about life as a teen mom and provides encouragement to other teen moms to beat societal stereotypes.


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Gloria Malone
Gloria Malone

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Where’s the ’16, Parenting, and OK’ Reality Show?

The media’s bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier on teens to create thriving families.

Gloria Malone
Gloria Malone

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‘How Did You Become a Teen Mom?’

I never quite understand how to answer that question. My immediate response is usually, "Sex—unprotected sex, to be exact." However, the real answer is far more complex, and some individuals may see my reasons as "excuses" so I usually don't bother to explain it. But I will now.

Gloria Malone
Gloria Malone

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I Was a Teen Mom and The NYC Teen Pregnancy Ads Miss the Point

The Bloomberg Administration and NYC's Human Resources Administration have launched a campaign whose purpose seems to be shaming and stigmatizing teen mothers. But politicians and older generations are the ones who should be ashamed for their failures to provide meaningful sexual health education or to address the social conditions that lead to teen pregnancy.

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