Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.
A number of recent campaigns have taken an unfortunate approach to trying to tackle the issue of teen pregnancy. Rather than supplying youth with the tools and information they desperately need, they've chosen to simply try to shame young people out of parenthood.
Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.