When I fell pregnant at 16, total strangers, close friends and some family told me I was:
A baby having a baby
Nothing but a high school drop out
Too young to provide a secure future for my child
Young and in love and it wouldn’t last
Irresponsible, uneducated & unable to be a good mum.
In their words, I had thrown my life away. They were so wrong and boy did I prove it!
Growing up I had dreams and becoming a mother young did not stop me achieving them. Before I was 25, I had completed my family, married their father, purchased our first home, returned to school, began my own business and went on to establish myself as a leading birth photographer & advocate in my state, all while being the best mum I could be!
Heck, I had been busy making all my dreams come true.
But what is next?
While I am still working as a photographer, my aim is to also create a movement of free thinking, strong and driven young mothers who are keen to blossom into their personal power & rid themselves of negativity in this new chapter of their lives.
My most empowering venture yet!
I hear you ask, “What can I do to be a part of your movement?”
As a society we need to change the way we view and treat young mothers, once we start to do that, subconsciously this will change the way young mothers view themselves. Instead of sharing negative young mum stories we need to seek out ones that fuel her to succeed and encourage her to accomplish all her dreams.
Ann Mossley is regular woman who is trying to live a legacy that will outlive her. Ann has taken it upon herself to help share the real stories of the silent women in the society. If you want her to share your story on the platform, send it to: [email protected]