Congratulations are in order for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants actress Amber Tamblyn and her husband, David Cross, as it has been revealed the couple are expecting a little girl.
Revealing her baby’s gender in a blog post for Glamour, Amber wrote how she has been thinking a lot about the world she is bringing her daughter into, saying: “Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon.”
Here is my latest piece for Glamour. It's personal and important, like this election. "Somewhere between Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a woman with “tremendous hate in her heart” and “a nasty woman,” I found myself making a phone call to my mother I was hoping I could avoid forever. A story I shared about an encounter with an ex-boyfriend had gone viral, and I feared she would read about it in the news. When I told her, my mother’s reaction was unshockingly unshocked. “You know,” she began, “I have a story of my own I want to share with you.” Go ahead and fill in the blank of my mother’s story. It’s easy, isn’t it? I was at a _____, and a guy ______. I was _____ years old and the father of one of my friends ______. I was at work and my boss __ ___. I was walking down the street and _ ____. I exist, therefore _______is bound to happen. On the phone, my mother ended with a second story. She told her mother what had happened to her, and I’ll bet you can fill in this blank, too. My grandmother’s response to my mother was, “Boys will be boys. You just have to be really careful around them.” This is what has passed for wisdom, what’s been handed down between women for generations. It continues today. It encourages women to take a backseat in their own lives, telling them it’s okay: men know how to drive and know what they’re doing. It tells us to shush, to not make a fuss, to accept the world as it was built for us. It tells us we shouldn’t ask for more than what we are given, from dollar bills to the Bill of Rights. Boys will be boys and girls will be, what? Quiet. Hungry. Subservient. Game. I’ve been thinking about motherhood a lot lately. 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. I am very lucky to be surrounded by strong mothers, from my own mom to some of my best friends—those who are raising young women to accept themselves and those who are raising young men to accept women.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..." (article link in bio)
“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?”
About to welcome a little girl into her life it is no surprise that the 33-year-old has been thinking about women in today’s society, touching on the US election in particular.
“After I’m done writing this, I’ll go back to my desk and fill out my absentee ballot. 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,” she adds.
“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,” Tamblyn writes.
“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.”
Amber’s Glamour post comes not long after she shared her story of abuse on Instagram in response to Trump’s leaked tapes.
Tamblyn and her 52-year-old husband married in 2012 after dating for five years.
Aw, congratulations to the couple.