Age Does Not Define a Good Parent: Shifting the Narrative Around Youth Sexuality

The dominant framework around youth sexuality fails to recognize the complex socioeconomic realities Latinx youth experience. Join California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) as we discuss how our long-term initiative, Justice for Young Families (J4YF), is shifting the narrative around pregnant and parenting youth through social media campaigns and storytelling. By creating their own memes, videos, blogs, and even testifying in Sacramento for legislative hearings, our Young Parent Leaders are unapologetically carving their own space and are at the forefront of policy changes that directly impact the health and well-being of young parents across California. Ensuring that all pregnant and parenting youth have the ability to parent (or not parent) their children in a safe and supportive environment, free of violence and judgment, and have access to vital resources needed to thrive is a reproductive justice issue.


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