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We Met a little early, but i get to love you longer.

Is it correct to assume that all young mothers are doing a bad job? Throughout Australia young mothers are presented as a type: low social economic backgrounds, poorly educated, lazy and without ambition. With teenage pregnancy normal in my hometown, each story is close or personal to me in some way. ‘We met a little early, but I get to love you longer’ is a collaboration with young mothers from Indigenous and/or disadvantaged backgrounds from my neighbourhood or local area. By investigating and individualising the complex range of issues that lead teen girls to early pregnancy and the challenges they face, the collaborations seek to show that each mother is different, and there is no ‘uniform’ type. By listening and telling the stories of others, we come to understand that there are no stereotypes and we stand as individuals.

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