“I support and celebrate young parents because the children of young parents grow up to become college graduates, health professionals, reproductive justice advocates and more despite the challenges posed by systems who want to see us fail.
I celebrate my parents who despite shame from family and school systems, followed their dreams to a better life for us. It wasn’t easy, they juggled work schedules, leaned on family, and found every resource available to ensure our survival. I felt the pressure growing up too because everyone expected me to “fail”. I worked hard to prove everyone wrong and make my parents proud, I owe them everything.
Here is a beautiful picture of my parents and I celebrating at a family wedding in Mexico. I’ll always be their baby. 🙂” - From our Chingona Community Engagement Manager, Christina Lares.
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