I Cannot Stand Being the “Example”

Laticia

Young, beautiful, and well spoken. That’s what a normal person would say when asked about themselves. So along with those include stubborn, independent, and a great liar. LOL! I’ve accomplished, but not yet completed, all of my goals. I’m very talented and dream about being all I can be both artistically and academically.

I can shop for hours at a time and not even realize it. I have a confession: I like math. That’s right! I’m a geek! I can be a brat at times. I hate asking for help and I cannot stand being the “example”. Think about it. If I’m the “example”, then I can’t F*** things up sometimes. What fun in that??!! So if you wanted to know a little more about before you began to value my opinion on other topics in future blogs, there it is!

BANG!

Laticia is a participant of the Young Parent Ambassador Program at the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

Being a Teen Mom Did Not End My Life

CiaraHellooo! My name is Ciara, I am 17 years old, and I am a Leo. I am not shy at all and I love attending events that include some type of young parent support. It is a great feeling to be around people who go through or have similar situations as your own.

I got pregnant at the age of 16. I was a junior in high school. After taking 3 pregnancy tests (first one was at McDonalds, lol). I was still in denial about being pregnant but I knew from the start that I was keepin my baby. A lot of people (family and friends) doubted I would stay in school. I would miss a day and the rumors would go around that I dropped out. I knew that having a baby would require me to make sacrifices but I never said it would end my life because I knew it was not true! I had a healthy pregnancy overall and a pretty cool birth experience. I loved the hospital!!! My son’s name is Jayden Alexander and he was born on June 29th. He is my trikitiki de mami! 🙂

I am a busy person for the most part. I am currently a senior and ready for graduation coming up on June 9th!! Although I work and go to school, I still manage to have my breaks and fun/alone time. Wanting a break does not mean your a bad parent ! It may be hard sometimes but always know you are not going through it alone, believe me. As a Young Parent Ambassador I am here to support you and available to any type of venting you may need.

Ciara is a participant of the Young Parent Ambassador Program at the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.