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Teen Pregnancy - Part 3 - Moms Talk Back

From: Karen Brown
Series: Teen Pregnancy - A Crisis, A Response, A Reality
Length: 05:47

Part 3 of Teen Pregnancy Series -- featuring the vibrant voices of teenage moms

Teenpregphoto_small IN THE THIRD PART OF A SERIES ON TEEN PREGNANCY, THREE TEENAGE MOTHERS -- JASMINE, IVY, AND ERICA -- SPEAK CANDIDLY, AND HUMOROUSLY, ABOUT THEIR SURPRISE PARENTHOOD, LIFE WITH BABIES, AND A FUTURE THEY REFUSE TO GIVE UP ON. This piece can also stand alone.

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Piece Description

IN THE THIRD PART OF A SERIES ON TEEN PREGNANCY, THREE TEENAGE MOTHERS -- JASMINE, IVY, AND ERICA -- SPEAK CANDIDLY, AND HUMOROUSLY, ABOUT THEIR SURPRISE PARENTHOOD, LIFE WITH BABIES, AND A FUTURE THEY REFUSE TO GIVE UP ON. This piece can also stand alone.

Broadcast History

First aired on WFCR, Amherst.

Transcript

my name is Ivy, i'm 19. i have a daughter named arianna, she's a year and seven months.

i'm erica dubreuil, i'm nineteen years old, i have a nine month old son named zachary,

I'm jasmine, i'm 19,. i have a son named jaden, who's sixteen months. i'm from chicopee. and he looks just like me!

NONE OF THESE TEENAGE MOTHERS -- JASMINE JIMENEZ, IVY FOSTER, AND ERICA DUBREUIL -- PLANNED THEIR PREGNANCY. EACH SAYS THEIR PATH TO YOUNG MOTHERHOOD BEGAN WITH A SCHOOL SYSTEM OR HOME LIFE THAT, AT SOME POINT, STOPPED WORKING FOR THEM.
Ivy: I was in DSS custody and I hated the foster homes. I got stabbed with a screwdriver. I got beat a lot by other girls. ? so I ran away and kept running away, and then I found my boyfriend, my daughter's father.

JAS: junior year is when it all -- i started slacking. i skipped school all the time. i walked out of school if someone said the wrong thing...
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Timing and Cues

NOTE to stations: the phrase "work our asses off" occurs in the last minute of the story.

Also -- you'll want to edit my outcue to take out: For WFCR and WNNZ,.