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FANTASIA BARRINO: “PREPARE YOUR LIFE BEFORE YOU HAVE CHILDREN”

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Singer Fantasia Barrino is on a mission. The American Idol winner wants to empower teenagers to stay in school and prepare themselves before they have children. The mom of daughter Zion,8, says that as a young mother-Fantasia had her child at 16 years of age-she knows the struggles of a teenage mother.

During a recent teen pregnancy prevention summit, Fantasia spoke about how much she missed out on high school by getting pregnant at a young age.

“There were a lot of things that my mother and my grandmother tried to tell me, but I felt like I really didn’t want to listen because they didn’t know the new school stuff,” Barrino said. “They didn’t know it like I know it, and they didn’t understand what I was going through. But in the end, they knew what I was going through because they had done everything that I was trying to do”, she said.

She added, “They knew everything that I was trying to do, and they were just trying to warn me. So that I wouldn’t end up in the same situation,” Barrino said. “But I didn’t listen, so I ended up dropping out of school and having a child at a young age. And I thank God for my daughter, but if I couldn’t have waited, I would have.”

“If I could be a testimony to some of these young people and say to them, ‘Yes, I’ve overcome a lot of things, but it was tough. It was hard.’”

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  1. KUDO’S FOR ALL THE SINGLE MOTHERS WHO’VE OVERCAME MANY GREAT TRIBULATIONS…

    I HAVE A MOTHER WHO GAVE BIRTH TO ME AT A YOUNG AGE AND WAS WITHOUT FOR A LONG TIME BECAUSE OF HER GETTING PREGNANT AT A YOUNG AGE, BUT YET STILL TODAY SHE HAS MADE IT THROUGH THICK N THIN…

  2. What an important message for the teenagers. That is wonderful that she is speaking out.

    (I think her little girl is adorable!)

  3. I, too, am very proud of her. Having a child at a young age out of wedlock and the challenges that came with it makes me appreciate more what she is doing. “Cudos to her!”

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