Thursday, April 21, 2011

This Takes Some Courage...

Pregnot-- Toppenish High student fakes pregnancy as social test about stereotypes, rumors.

Gaby Rodriguez would worry whenever anyone asked to touch her baby bump.

It wasn't because she felt shy or embarrassed. It was because the bulge -- fashioned from wire mesh and cotton quilt batting -- didn't actually contain a baby.
Gaby spent her entire senior year doing a project on what it is like to become a teen mom, and how it affects other people's perceptions of you. The article is fascinating, the comments at the end reveal a lot more. I hope she did a very good job with documentation of this, because I could easily see her getting a thesis out of this experience in a few years.