The following videos depict the families of women who had children before reaching adulthood. Though united by this single, defining event, each family has faced situations unique to their own history. For some, teen pregnancy was confusing and alienating; for others, it was an opportunity for new beginnings.
Whether married or single, holding a GED or a Masters degree, working as a business owner or homemaker, each mother has found different ways to create a life for herself and her family despite the difficulties brought to them by their initial circumstances.
Through conversation and photography, they have given me a glimpse of their lives, sharing with me the joys and struggles that followed a decision made early on in the mother’s life.