Watching my mom go through school, I got to see her as more than a mother, but as a woman empowered.
It’s hard being a teenage girl who looks older than she is. I remember my fifth grade teacher telling me to dress like a child. I did dress like a child; I just didn’t look like one.
My mom was 21 when she got pregnant with me. She had to grow up faster than her peers, and take on a huge responsibility. Probably 10 years too early.