Having a tough time coming up with a submission for our young parent anthology? Here are some prompts:
– Before becoming a teen parent, how did you envision your future? After having a child, has that vision changed? Why?
– We know that lack of support can make life harder. Share a story about a time you had a really bad or really good support experience.
– Are you the child of a teen mom and now a teen parent? How do you think your parent’s young age affected your pregnancy?
– What are some of the stereotypes you hear about young mom, young dads, or single parents? How does it make you feel?
– If you could design a program to support teen parents, what would it look like?
– Write a letter to your child, parents, child’s other parent, teachers, etc…
– Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Where do you see your children during those periods?
– What’s the most positive thing anyone has ever told you about being a young parent and how did it help you?
– You have a busy schedule. What is a typical day like for you?
– Have you experienced abuse or violence? How did this affect you? How did you or how are you finding support and peace?
– Write a letter to yourself.
– Vent about your anger, sadness, or frustrations.
– Write a letter to another young mom or dad.
Remember, art, collages, photography and all forms of writing will be accepted in our anthology. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and submissions.