So I became a mother at 17, so that made me a “teen mom”. Only 40% of teen moms graduate high school. I graduated high school with honors and on time in 2008. Less than 2% of teen moms graduate college before the age of 30. I graduated college in 2012 at the age of 22. And I even have a law degree by the age of 25. They don’t have statistics for teen mom lawyers but I’m breaking molds. I don’t just do it for my family. I do it so that other girls realize that life does not end when they become a young mother. I do it to inspire everyone to reach for their goals no matter what life has dealt them. I do it so that people stop judging and start encouraging others. I remember in high school I was told I couldn’t do it and that I would not make it to law school. Well I not only made it through college and law school, I did it while working and I graduated with no debt. Like one of my favorite quotes “the world will tell you who you are, until you tell the world”. The world told me I was a teen mom who would not make it to college, but I told the world I am a successful young mother who is going to be a bomb attorney. #blessedbeyondmeasure #breakingbarriers #wedidit #becauseofthemwecan #newblackstereotype
This young mother not only took on the responsibility to care for and protect her child inside and outside of her womb, she owned her future and showed the world that hard work and dedication are the keys to success. And now her daughter will someday have the opportunity to follow in her mother’s foot steps, or to blaze a trail of her own.
Only selfish defeatists choose to kill their preborn children out of fear for their own futures.
Motherhood takes courage, abortion takes cowardice. Stand for Life.