- Brisa Gonzalez was scared because of the stigma on teenage pregnancy
- Her sons were her inspirations to finish her studies
- Netizens were inspired by her dedication to finish her studies despite being a single mother of twins
An 18-year-old single mother from Plainview, Texas named Brisa Gonzalez proudly shared her achievement on her Twitter account with photos of herself wearing her graduation toga and carrying her twin baby boys.
Brisa was 17 years old when she got pregnant. At first, she was scared because of the stigma of teenage pregnancy. She knew that it would change her life completely, from how people would see her as a teen mom and how she could still pursue her dreams of finishing her studies.
Gonzalez shared her experiences in an interview via Twitter direct message that she had always wanted to pursue a career in the medical field.
When I found out I was pregnant with twins at 17 I promised myself I wouldn’t allow it to affect my studies. Today I graduated with honors as an NHS & NTHS member, 20 hours of college credit, in the top 15 of my class, & a reconginition in biliteracy. I do it all for them. 💙 pic.twitter.com/77XLlYFuQk
— brisa (@brisagonz) May 25, 2019
Her sons were her inspirations to finish her studies because she wanted to give them a better life. Now, she is willing to push her limits to accomplish her dream not just for herself but also for her twins.
Netizens were inspired by her dedication to finish her studies despite being a single mother.
As a mom of twins that barely even remembers their first 3 months….you are my hero! Congrats!
— Almond Butter is life. (@Riseaboveit38) May 26, 2019
You are superwoman!! Believe and know that!! I had twin boys 2 1/2 yrs ago. They are amazing but a handful!! I can’t imagine at your age!! Grace and god had a hand it in all!! ❤️
— Autumn Tucker-Cline (@ClineAutumn) May 26, 2019
She wants teenagers who become young parents to know that teenage pregnancy doesn’t define you as a person, but choosing to overcome obstacles and become a better person does matter.
“There’s always going to be obstacles in life. My obstacle was becoming a mother at such a young age and having to deal with the stigma surrounding teen pregnancy but I want others to know that these obstacles don’t define you. Teen pregnancy doesn’t define me. The way I chose to overcome my obstacle and become a better person does.”
I just wanted to say I’m so thankful for my support system but at the end of the day this is about my education. My family did not take my classes or do my work for me I did that myself. I stayed up late & woke up early to do what I needed to do as a mother & a student.
— brisa (@brisaaa29) May 26, 2019