“You are now a second-rate woman,” my Uncle said when he found out that I was pregnant. I was just 19 then, still in college, jobless, and most especially, unwed. In this country where I live in, those are the perfect recipe for social suicide. My only means for survival was to have a thick-face; and I knew I was strong enough to do that. Though, there seems to be a very thin line between childishness and maturity; and it took some time before I realized which side I was actually in.
This book, then, is about a young, single mother’s journey so far – her thoughts, her decisions and justifications, the lessons she learned, and the way she handled herself as she tried to move on.
Karen Santos lives in Southeast Asia with her family, and had just started to publish her first eBook - a memoir about how she dealt with her teenage pregnancy and how she handled motherhood in general.read more
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