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Don’t be so quick to judge

Becky Brown

Dear Editor,

I am 17 years old, and I have a 6-month-old sister. I enjoy walking her around town and doing things with her. However, often times I am afraid to go out in public because of the looks I get from people. They often think of young girls with babies as unwise, bad and careless teenagers, and we all know the words that they are thinking in their heads when they see us for the first time. Do you people ever stop to think that maybe she is my sister or I am her babysitter? Or do I need to walk around with a sign saying she is my sister? I understand that many teenagers make bad mistakes, but not all of us are as dumb as a rock. I know many teenage girls have had a baby and that is their choice and none of your business. So next time you see me and my baby sister, don’t be so quick to judge us and explore the options that she might be a relative or I am a babysitter, and the same goes for any young person you see with a baby.

Becky Brown

Glenwood Springs


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