I’m a 21 year old who moved to Arizona from Michigan in 2014. I became pregnant at 16 with my daughter, Isabelle, right before my junior year of high school and my now-husband’s senior year. We were both able to graduate on time with our respective graduating classes, (‘13 and ‘14) both with honors. We overcame and are still overcoming many struggles as teen parents and are navigating through life together. We now have another daughter, and are thriving together as a family. I hope to become a voice to other teen mothers who feel as lonely and helpless as I did and make sure they know their rights in school and elsewhere. I also hope to help spread the message of #noteenshame everywhere so other people realize that becoming a teen parent doesn’t need to come with all of the stigma. If you’d like, you can follow me on twitter @katdeag where you can also find a link to my personal twitter.