From Teen Mom to Advocate - Estefany Mendez [Season 3 | Episode 14]
Estefany Mendez has pushed through some harsh struggles as a teen, in her relationships, and as a mother. Yet, she has not allowed her circumstances to stop her from advocating for others.
How does a mom dealing with the consequences of her past decisions, postpartum depression, and domestic violence find the time to focus on earning a college degree?
How does she even develop a mindset to dream about helping formerly incarcerated individuals?
Her challenges have included:
- Navigating the court system as a pregnant teen
- Surviving suicide attempt
- Enduring domestic violence
"Times can be hard but there's always something to look forward to in the future. Just don't give up." Estefany Mendez
There are so many directions Estefany's story could take. But through abounding grace, this young lady is taking responsibility for her own life.
The above video clip demonstrates the strength and character of this young woman. If you are a single mom having difficulties, please listen to this clip. Then if you are still feeling down, listen to Estefany as she shares her story on SoloMoms! Talk podcast.
Remember, you are not alone and you don't have to mother in silence.
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