CARE center of Holyoke


A group of young mothers who became pregnant as teenagers are sharing their stories in a research project aimed at changing public perceptions. Some of the accounts were shown publicly for the first time today.

Each of the young parents delivers a brief narrative in a digital format that combines video, recorded voice, still and moving images and other sounds.

The point of the collective works – 31 stories in all -- is to remove the stigma and shame surrounding teen pregnancy and promote change in public policy that focuses almost exclusively on prevention.