- Joyce-An Dela Rosa got pregnant at a young age
- She was only 17 when she found out about her pregnancy
- People judged her for being a young mother
An inspiring story of Joyce-An Dela Rosa, a young mother who got pregnant at the age of 17.
People would easily judge young mothers, making it extra hard for them to deal with life.
The social disapproval makes these young mother's life more stressful and creates a big impact on their mental health.
Just like the story of Joyce, people easily judged her for being a teenage mom.
When she goes to her baby's clinic for check-ups, people would usually stare at her, and she can really feel that she is being judged.
Usually people would associate teen pregnancy with being irresponsible and immature.
"Yung tingin palang ng tao eh, mafi-feel mo na, na jina-judge ka..
"Iniisip disgrasyada.. maagang naglandi.."
But with the help of her family and the father of her child, she was able to find strength and fight all the negativity.
She knew that she had to be strong, because if she let the negativity affect her, her child will be the one to suffer.
Joyce learned how to balance time for her family and studies.
According to her, you have to learn how to maximize every moment of time that you have in order to be productive.
Her son is her source of inspiration and motivation.
What pushes her to strive harder, was her desire to give her son a better future.
Despite everything she went through, God has better plans for Joyce.
She graduated from College with honors despite all the hardships and trials.
"Pag inisip mo kasi na failure ka, yun narin magiging tingin sayo ng ibang tao.
"So ang number one na dapat tumingin sa sarili mo ng mataas ay ikaw.
"So ayun, kailangan, fight fight lang!"
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