The journey into motherhood is different for every woman. It is such a trans-formative, life-altering experience that it's hard to believe there aren't more resources and communities out there to help women as they enter into this chapter of their lives.
So what can we do about the lack of resources and communities? We can start by stripping away the often gilded facade of becoming a mother through honest and open communication about the struggles and beauty in becoming a mother.
Ta'lor Pinkston, the founder of Ladyhood Journey, is on a mission to empower other women to self-love and heal after learning to how to cope and process her own broken dreams. Two weeks before graduating with her master's degree Ta'lor found out she was pregnant "it was never my dream to have a child and be unmarried." Feeling the weight and burden of an unplanned pregnancy Ta'lor fell into a depression. She graduated from college and moved into her mother's for the Summer before moving into a one bedroom apartment with the father of the baby.
"I started panicking, thinking how will I raise this child in a one bedroom apartment. I was looking at my degree thinking why did I even go to school for eight years and I felt like I had let my daughter down before she was even born. The nine months of my pregnancy I wasn't doing anything I loved, which at the time was writing for me. I was sitting on the couch feeling woe is me. I think I was on Facebook and an ad for WordPress came up and I decided I need to write. So I started a blog. A lot of what I was writing when I first started was, here is my situation and I am mad about it."