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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Have you ever heard about the page "Humans Of New York"?  It's pretty hard not to hear about it because it's all over Facebook with as much as 7.4 million fans. 

The page basically features some amazing stories of people living in New York and one in particular had the interwebs buzzing this week as it amassed more than 1 million likes within the space of 24 hours. The story features an unidentified mother who spoke about all her successes despite being a teen mom:

"I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate. Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books-- accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I'm so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn't officially call me the controller because I didn't have a college degree. So I finished my degree 5 months ago-- just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I've been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care."

Hundreds of thousands of people have read this woman's story and are cheering on the young mother for her accomplishments. Too often young parents believe that having a child can negatively affect the pursuit of their dreams, career wise, but this woman and many other women have proven otherwise. There are many stories like this one which all prove that being a teen mom does not make you any less capable of accomplishing amazing stuff. Sofia Vergara did it, Maya Angelou did it and the woman in the picture above did it as well. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.