Everything Pregnancy

Amber Tamblyn Just Announced Her Pregnancy in a Seriously Powerful Way

The actress revealed her happy news along with a powerful message in an in-depth personal essay for Glamour.

amber tamblyn and david cross Amber Tamblyn/Instagram
Just weeks after sharing a lengthy Instagram post about being assaulted at a club by an ex-boyfriend, actress Amber Tamblyn has announced some decidedly more uplifting news via an in-depth personal essay for Glamour—the actress is expecting a daughter with husband David Cross.

"I've been thinking about motherhood a lot lately," she wrote. "What it means to be one, what it means to have one, what it means to know one, what it means to make decisions as one and have conversations as one. 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."

Awww. We are so happy for her!

Tamblyn tempered the exciting news, however, with the admission that she has concerns about the world she will be bringing her little girl into. "Will I get a phone call from my daughter someday, one she never wanted to make?" she pondered. "Will I have to share with her my story? Is it possible to protect her from inheriting this pain? How much do I have to do, as a daughter and a soon-to-be mother, to change not just the conversation about how women are seen, but the language with which conversations are spoken in?"

My daughter is 14, and I think about this kind of stuff every day. About what it means to be a woman in a world, as Tamblyn put it, "built by and for men." It's just one of the reasons, she goes on to write, that she's endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.

"After I'm done writing this, I'll go back to my desk and fill out my absentee ballot," she explained. "I'll be voting for more than just a woman; I'll be voting for a revolutionary idea. I'll be voting for a future for my daughter where conversations about our bodies and our lives are broader than what value they have for men. 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."

Preach, Amber!

You can read the rest of her kick*ss essay on Glamour.com.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at@holleewoodworld