16-year-old teen mum, Macey from Atlanta, Georgia was just 14 when she found out that she was pregnant and expecting her first child. “When I found out I was pregnant it was hard to process, I was really shocked,” Macey told Truly.
With a mum and grandmother who were both teen moms themselves, Macey’s family were worried about the impact this would have on her. And even Macey herself had her doubts: “I didn’t really think I was cut out to be a mum, I didn’t really want kids and also didn’t want to be called a mom.” Macey said. However, the highschool fresher decided to keep her baby and Macey gave birth to her daughter Scarlett last year.
Macey has been documenting her experiences as a teen mum online to support other young moms. Whilst she receives huge amounts of support on her social media platforms, she has also faced a lot of judgment and negativity. “I received a lot of hate when I was pregnant, I had people drag my name through the mudd.” She lamented. Determined not to let the negativity get to her, Macey continues to share her story and today she’s inspiring teen mums out there.
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