Eleven young women contributed towards the magazine, which included writing, photos, poetry and questions and answers.
TEENAGE MUMS MAGAZINE
Soft Touch was contacted by the GAP (Gaining a Place) project in Beaumont Leys. A group of young women based at GAP, which provides temporary accommodation for teenage mothers and pregnant young women, wanted to make a magazine. Their idea was to explain some of the background to their lives in order to help dispel negative attitudes towards teenage motherhood.
It also contained information about the local Sure Start services.
“It [the magazine] dispels all the myths basically and it shows us to people in a different light and not what they usually think about us”.
The project was part of the TAP-IN programme which ran for three years in Beaumont Leys, funded through the Single Regeneration Budget 5.