a shout out to teen moms

PregMy first friend to have a baby was, Monica. We were 17 at the time and when my mother heard the news, she sighed and looked incredibly sad as she said, "Well, I guess her life is over." 

I have to admit, at the time, I kind of agreed with her. I mean, I knew that teen moms were less likely to finish school, more likely to be poor, and that their kids disproportionately faced long term hardships.

In the end, however, Monica’s life wasn’t over. She had to grow up fast, to be sure. And she experienced challenges that I wasn’t going to encounter for almost 15 years. But last I

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