Amber Tamblyn revealed her pregnancy in an essay about Hillary Clinton

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Amber Tamblyn skipped the typical pregnancy announcement of today's world (the Facebook ultrasound post) and instead revealed she was expecting her first child with husband David Cross in an essay about why she's voting for Hillary Clinton.

In an essay for Glamour, the 33-year-old actress and poet wrote that as a first-time expectant mother (there's the low-key reveal!) of a daughter (another detail!), she is constantly thinking about the world she's bringing her child into. The actress recently shared her harrowing story of sexual assault after Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the pussies. She wrote in the essay that her mother had also been assaulted, and that she wanted to protect her daughter from "inheriting this pain" by voting for Clinton. She wrote:

"Hillary Clinton is a mom. She's also a daughter. She's also a grandmother. I have wondered what kind of conversations she's had to have with her daughter about men, or what conversations Hillary's mother had to have with her about boys? When people tell me they dislike Hillary not because she's a woman but because of her record alone, I think, "How can you be sure?" I don't think anyone can be."

See photos of the couple through the years:

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NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Actors Amber Tamblyn and David Cross attend the Columbia Pictures world premiere of 'Year One' at AMC Lincoln Square on June 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Actors David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend the after party for the New York premiere of 'Beyond A Reasonable Doubt' at Empire Hotel on September 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Anchor Bay Entertainment)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Amber Tamblyn and David Cross attend the premiere of HBO's 'Bored to Death' at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on September 10, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Actor David Cross and Actress Amber Tamblyn walk the red carpet at the 9th Annual 24 Hour Plays on Broadway After Party presented by MONTBLANC at The Opera Ballroom at Crest on November 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Montblanc)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 18: Actors David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend the 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards at the Roseland Ballroom on November 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Actors Amber Tamblyn and David Cross attends 'The Dry Land' premiere during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actors David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend the 2010 Absolut/CAA Party at Easy Street Restaurant on January 19, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Actors David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend the 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' premiere during the 6th annual New York Television Festival at the School of Visual Arts Theater on September 23, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage)
Actors Amber Tamblyn (L) and David Cross attend Entertainment WeeklyÂs celebration honoring the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees hosted by Jess Cagle and presented by LÂOreal Paris at Chateau Marmont on January 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend the 2011 Entertainment Weekly And Women in Film Pre-Emmy Party at BOA Steakhouse on September 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actors David Cross (L) and Amber Tamblyn attend the Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn hand and footprint ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'West Side Story' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: Actress Amber Tamblyn and comedian/fiance David Cross attend the 7th Annual Peace Market 2012 VIP reception at the Metropolitan Pavilion South on March 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend 'Regrets' Off-Broadway opening night arrivals at Manhattan Theater Club City Center Stage 1 on March 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Actors Amber Tamblyn (L) and David Cross attend the 'It's A Disaster' Q&A during the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross attend the Portlandia Third Season Screening at the Ameican Museum of Natural History in New York City. �� LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 29: Actors David Cross and Amber Tamblyn arrive at the TCL Chinese Theatre for the premiere of Netflix's 'Arrested Development' Season 4 held on April 29, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Actor David Cross and actress Amber Tamblyn attend 'Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer' New York Screening at Sunshine Landmark on June 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, and Amy Poehler attend the Sleep No More New Year's Eve 2014 Party at The McKittrick Hotel on December 31, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Killian/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Director David Cross and Amber Tamblyn attend the premiere of the 'Hits' at Eccles Center Theatre during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Amber Tamblyn and David Cross attend the 'Hits' official after party at Rock & Reilly' on January 21, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Rock and Reilly's)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actors David Cross (L) and Amber Tamblyn arrive at the series premiere of AMC's 'Better Call Saul' at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on January 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Writer/actor David Cross and actress Amber Tamblyn attend PEN Center USA's 26th Annual Literary Awards Festival honoring Isabel Allende at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on September 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 03: Actor David Cross (L) and director/producer/co-writer/actress Amber Tamblyn attends the LA Film Festival premiere of Tangerine Entertainment's 'Paint It Black' at Bing Theater At LACMA on June 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Tamblyn continued, "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 added that in voting for Clinton, she is also voting for a future where the girl can say "Donald who?" and "think nothing is revolutionary about becoming president."

Perhaps we'll hear about the birth in an essay about the election results.


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