Being pregnant on purpose…

I have given birth to two Gwen's in my lifetime but it was only half on purpose. Let me start from the beginning- I scheduled my first abortion in the spring of 2003. I was 16 years old, a junior in high school with a 4.3 GPA, and 6 weeks pregnant. I did not know what the word Feminist…

Breaking up…

My father left my mother after 17 years of marriage. This happened when I was 15 years old and I thought it was the worst thing that I would ever live through. It was my first taste of heartbreak before I could even understand what heartbreak was. I empathized with my mother but only in…

Asking for it..

Fifteen months ago I had given birth to a baby that I did not take home from the hospital. Wow. That was a pretty powerful sentence. I need a sip of whiskey before I go any further. No, a baby did not die. I did not take the baby home from the hospital because it…

Diving in..

Possible Blog Names: -Notes from the Heartland; The Remix -Womb for Rent -Allie's Blog -GingerTales (a play on gingerale because i fucking love gingerale) -Ok that'll do, pig, that'll do I started a blog. I have some ground rules for myself that I am going to publicly say in hopes that it will hold me…