Young woman boasts about becoming a mother at just 11 years of age: "I am young, but responsible"
March 22, 2023
In recent times, it is easy to find articles about motherhood: it is a subject that opens up many debates, one being about the freedom of choice. For example, there are women who feel complete without ever giving birth to a child, while others fall pregnant without meaning to. Finally, there are those who wait for their economic circumstance to improve before having a child.
Studies show that women are increasingly having children "later" in life, but what happens when we come across a contradictory case? An example of this is a young 22-year-old mother who already has an 11-year-old daughter: this state of affairs shocked many web users.
Twenty-two-year-old Karen Canelón has become the subject of a heated debate on social media over a video she shared online showing her newly-born baby - a few months old - her 11-year-old, her eldest daughter and her 33-year-old mother. Karen - originally from Venezuela - clearly shows that she is proud about becoming a mother at the age of 11.
Most users were shocked to learn that this young woman had a baby at such a tender age, and accused her of waton promiscuity and behavior which is completely age-inappropriate.
Others users stated that an 11-year-old girl cannot be mature enough to raise a child, given that she was still a child herself: "At the age of 11, I asked Santa Claus for a Barbie to play with," said Karen. Many people doubt the story, claiming that Karen and her mother are, in fact sisters. But Karen insists that she is telling the truth, explaining that her mother also gave birth to her at the age of 11.
"They criticize me because I had my daughter too young, but my mother also had me when I was 11. You can be a mother at a very young age and remain responsible, with your head on your shoulders", declared the young Venezuelan, whose video got over 50 million views.
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