Amber Tamblyn is going to be a mom!
The 33-year-old actress is expecting her first child with husband David Cross. She confirmed the news on Wednesday in an op-ed piece for Glamour
"Motherhood has been heavily on my mind because I am going to be a mother soon," she writes. "I'm pregnant, with a daughter on the way."
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
star also explains how being sexually assaulted
has made her reevaluate motherhood.
"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," she continues in her essay. "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.'"
"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,'" she adds.
"This is what has passed for wisdom, what's been handed down between women for generations. It continues today," the column reads. "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."
Tamblyn, who is an outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter, ends her essay by addressing the current election.
"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 states. "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."