23 Apr '11, 11am

Teen Fakes Pregnancy For School Project ||took a lot of courage to pull this off. Hope it has an impact.

Teen Fakes Pregnancy For School Project ||took a lot of courage to pull this off. Hope it has an impact.

In a brave and creative project, 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez, a high school student in Toppenish, Washington, faked her own pregnancy in an attempt to study how her community would react. After six months and a half months in which only a handful of people - her boyfriend, parents, and close friends - knew her secret, she held an assembly in which she revealed the truth. In the presentation, which was titled "Stereotypes, Rumors and Statistics," she asked several students and teachers to read aloud some of the rumors that had floated around the school. Her best friend read the following: "Her attitude is changing, and it might be because of the baby or she was always this annoying and I never realized it." Students became increasingly uncomfortable until Rodriguez finally admitted, "I'm fighting against those stereotypes and rumors because the reality is I'm not pregnant." ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/education/blog/teen-fakes-pre...

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