Congratulations to actress Amber Tamblyn and her actor husband, David Cross. The couple are expecting their first child together.
Amber made the announcement in an essay for Glamour magazine, while making an important and powerful statement.
In the essay, Amber shared how she told her mother about her sexual assault experience and how, when her mother told Amber’s grandmother about a similar experience, she responded with “Boys will be boys.”
Amber wrote: “Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon. I’m pregnant, with a daughter on the way. I think constantly about the world I am bringing her into. Will I get a phone call from my daughter someday, one she never wanted to make? Will I have to share with her my story, and the story of her great-grandmother’s words to her grandmother?”
You can read her essay in its entirety at Glamour, but she does conclude by saying she’ll be voting for “a future where being a mother is less about warning our daughters about our sons and is instead lifting them up to their greatest potential. A future where my girl will someday say, ‘Donald who?’ and think nothing is revolutionary about a woman becoming President. A future where she can’t even believe that was ever even a thing.”