Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 20 พ.ย. 2018
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    Since the day Zoila was born it seemed that her mom never wanted her around. Her whole young life, she was always bouncing from one friend's house to another, and never really having a home until her mom had a new baby - then she was invited to move back in. Being the oldest now, her mom wanted her to take care of her younger brothers.
    But she was only ten years old - overwhelmed with responsibility, stress, and pressure that not even teens or high school kids should have on them. But, she made it through elementary school and was really excited to go on to middle school, but instead her mom decided to send her to Dominican Republic to stay with her grandparents. She stayed with them until she was 16 years old when her mom finally asked that she return home and that they try to build a good relationship.
    For the first couple of months everything seemed to be working well. Then, a surprise to everyone, Zoila found out she was pregnant. Her mom was so mad about it that she let it ruin the relationship they were trying to build. Her mom did NOT want to have a new teenage mom around.
    And, after her baby was born, since she had to stay home and care for her son anyway, her mom made her take care of all her siblings just like when she was ten. It was a lot more complicated this time since she had her own baby to take care of as well.
    When Zoila finally decided to go back to high school it made the relationship with her mother even harder. She wanted Zoila to stay home all the time to take care of the kids and didn't want her to advance herself with school and education. Zoila refused to drop out and her mom proceeded to kick her and her new baby out of the house.
    She worked with her high school guidance counselor to try to find a shelter and they finally found the perfect place - Covenant House! It was a perfect solution - and a path for her to graduate. Every day she would wake up early, get ready, and drop her son off at daycare, then a full day of school, followed by an internship, homework, and then repeating the whole thing every single day. She worked so hard.
    In June, a couple of weeks before graduation, Zoila got a call from her guidance counselor with amazing news! She had been chosen to speak at graduation as valedictorian; graduating with honors. She was so excited, had worked so hard, and felt so proud to have been recognized like that.
    She had always believed that hard work pays off, as does persistence, determination, overcoming adversity, focus and sticktoitiveness. But, she had never imagined that she would achieve such an accomplishment. Her graduation speech was all about how even when things get hard, no matter how hard they get, you should never give up. No matter how many obstacles appear in your way, you should always keep striving to achieve your goals.
    Having her son there to see her give her valedictorian speech - she was the top of the class - really underlined her accomplishment. She felt that not only had she accomplished something powerful for herself, but also something that would be really good for him too.
    Once she was finished and everyone was cheering and clapping, she saw her son jumping up and down, so excited, and it filled her with pride, hope, love and joy. teen pregnancy story time.
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  • Evan Hans Pua
    Evan Hans Pua 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is the most inspiring story I’ve ever watched from story booth (my opinion)

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    Mr NopeRope 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Some reason most of these episodes seems like the main gender is female

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  • Kuranaくらな
    Kuranaくらな 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Please register my channel.
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  • I honestly dont care Cause I'm kacey
    I honestly dont care Cause I'm kacey 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Such a strong soul

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    The Amazing Sisters 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Number 1 on trending!

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    Yainely Robles 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I'm dominican!

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    Ice Cream Kittys 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Aww so cute

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    itzzzzz mads 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Yessss queen

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    Ayub The noob 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Top ten anime betrayals

  • XyloLuvsMidna Xylocopa
    XyloLuvsMidna Xylocopa 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is by far the best story ive ever heard. This girl is so brave for herself and her child. I hopes she grows up more to become something MORE

  • Hellbent
    Hellbent 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Fuck her mom, no offense but I think she has a little feelings though for her

  • I’m a fake Cod
    I’m a fake Cod 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    That baby is so cute

  • The Cadetforlife!!
    The Cadetforlife!! 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You are so correct and thank you for sharing your life to us you have been a great model to us people who are struggling and you showed us to work hard because it pays off

  • Luis’ Random world
    Luis’ Random world 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +2

    Her mom needs mental help

  • Rainbow
    Rainbow 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +2

    *Teardrop rolls down cheek*

  • Jumana’s fun Time
    Jumana’s fun Time 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • DerpyGigi Legit
    DerpyGigi Legit 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    You go girl!!

  • GG show
    GG show 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Yes when I heard my country I was like that’s my sis

  • natt.
    natt. 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    but how'd she get pregnant?

  • Ice The animator
    Ice The animator 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Omg!!! This is The most happiest Story ever

  • Daniela V
    Daniela V 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You mom

  • Cryssie The Cat Sans's Wife and GF
    Cryssie The Cat Sans's Wife and GF 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This girl has a really good soul ❤️ Best of luck and wishes to her!

  • Cassandra Louise Tabuso
    Cassandra Louise Tabuso 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is the most inspiring story.

  • Your Self
    Your Self 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1


    Who is the dad?

  • Levi Ac
    Levi Ac 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Did she go to a counselor

  • Courtney Mottau
    Courtney Mottau 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Who is the father??

  • Pastel Ashlyn
    Pastel Ashlyn 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I’m 10 :)

  • Shaelan Mulligan
    Shaelan Mulligan 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    They say it takes one person to change the world you can be that person.

  • XxxjaylazzxxX Fanfiction
    XxxjaylazzxxX Fanfiction 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Aww what a nice video taking care of a child yours self even though your mom kicked you out you still provide

  • Mars Bars
    Mars Bars 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +2

    Her mom is q jerk like if u think t2o

  • Chaundra Davis-Williams
    Chaundra Davis-Williams 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This mom is so rong I would. Have at least let her get 18 before I told her to go and get a house and I whold let her visit and I would have not even send her to Dominican republic

  • Michelle Martinez
    Michelle Martinez 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Who else watches old storybooth or am I the only one

  • Thè quèèñ Queen
    Thè quèèñ Queen 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1


  • Johhny Hernandez
    Johhny Hernandez 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    U mum was a bitch

  • Johhny Hernandez
    Johhny Hernandez 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Who cares if you got kicked out

  • Johhny Hernandez
    Johhny Hernandez 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I would call this mom a B.I.T.C.H

  • Randomness Gamer
    Randomness Gamer 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I knew a homeless teen mom

    I shit on her baby

  • Y Ryans
    Y Ryans 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You are amazing

  • Dark Rose Walker
    Dark Rose Walker 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Awwww so sad and so sweet💜💜💜💕💕💕💕

  • Betty Montiel
    Betty Montiel 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Mom is mean

  • Nhut Bui
    Nhut Bui 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Wow. What a Great Story from StoryBooth!! Edit: Even Doe she had a hard childhood.... Always Work Hard

  • Jaden And jordan
    Jaden And jordan 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That girl is so freaking strong you got my support always😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Kim Cat
    Kim Cat 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Best one so far

  • it’s//txylor /
    it’s//txylor / 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    bless her soul 💕💕

  • Ozone Studios
    Ozone Studios 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I would have vandalize my own parents home if this happend to me

  • Alifah Syed
    Alifah Syed 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    m m

  • love song
    love song 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Ok first of all HER MOTHER IS LAZY LAZY! I mean what does her mother do all day while she watchinh her brothers and son sit on a coach and eat pocorn?👧➡😈

  • reign nhard sarmiento
    reign nhard sarmiento 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    OMG yyour son is soooo cute and handsome and your soooooo beautifull

  • panda boy67
    panda boy67 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Love it😁😁😁

  • Blue Builder
    Blue Builder 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    How did she get pregnant is the question i'm after.

    • Benawesome BW
      Benawesome BW 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

      Probably had a 1 night stand

  • Emily Leung
    Emily Leung 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The moms so bad though

  • iiFuz ii
    iiFuz ii 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Best so far!❤

  • Jay Crying Tomato
    Jay Crying Tomato 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    *YOU GO GIRL!!* 😂

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    Imma girl Bitch 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • Keke Do u luv me
    Keke Do u luv me 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    U skipped the sex

  • Diamondsnipers gaming
    Diamondsnipers gaming 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This story is so cute

  • EllieAt0m06
    EllieAt0m06 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is the most inspirational story Storybooth has ever covered. Props to that girl who was able to graduate valedictorian, raise a little boy and work an 6 hour internship. You deserve everything, because you have worked hard and achieved your goals. I hope everything will get better with your mom and your family, so stay strong! 😊 also your son in this video looks adorable lol

  • sir Seeb
    sir Seeb 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I'm so glad that she has found a shelter and was successful because its really cool how someone can just start at the bottom then be really successful

  • EVERYTHING Channel
    EVERYTHING Channel 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    TeEn pReGnAnCy iS nOt A jOkE!.!

  • Yi Qing
    Yi Qing 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Sometimes, I take for granted my comfortable life...

  • Ğîźmø The Kitten
    Ğîźmø The Kitten 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Awww.... So cute

  • Galaxii Gaming
    Galaxii Gaming 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    God will give you good things in life, your mother was cruel and didn't want you, but took care of your little child. You are a kind person, you deserve more than this, you deserve to live your life happily!!

  • Queen kyiah
    Queen kyiah 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That was absolutely BEAUTIFUL 😭💞💞 I love her

  • The Famly Gang
    The Famly Gang 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That was sweet bc she tried hard since she was a baby to fit in and it sound like it got harder and harder as she grew up now shes better i bet your mom is jealous

  • Susan Chui
    Susan Chui 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This mom is a jerk

  • Cyenna M.
    Cyenna M. 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You go girl.

  • Sinnamon Roll
    Sinnamon Roll 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This made my day 😭

  • Tonya St.Germaine
    Tonya St.Germaine 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    How Is the dad

  • Lilly the weirdo
    Lilly the weirdo 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Her mom is a bitch

  • ღ Shino Fluff ღ
    ღ Shino Fluff ღ 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    Who lives in philippines? 😏like if you live in philippines

  • Leonie Dab
    Leonie Dab 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I don’t wanna be rude or anything but.. where’s the baby daddy?

  • Foxstar Animations
    Foxstar Animations 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    At first I thought this was going to be a video about my friend's mom because she was homeless and a teen mom but she's now a motivational speaker.

    • Foxstar Animations
      Foxstar Animations 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

      +storybooth XD

    • storybooth
      storybooth  15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • Crazynugget  gaming
    Crazynugget gaming 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    How did you get a streamy again

  • Noah Turnbow
    Noah Turnbow 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I need subs. Please!

  • peter desposito
    peter desposito 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    i feel so sorry yet so proud of this person

  • Ella Wardell
    Ella Wardell 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Who was the father??!!?

  • sleepy queem
    sleepy queem 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Where can I find this lady so I can wack her

  • Kaelin Talamo
    Kaelin Talamo 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Wow j-j-.....just wow. How could a mom do that?

  • A soldier of God
    A soldier of God 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    SCP-096 is disappointed you didn't look at his face.

  • Raizar 8910
    Raizar 8910 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Such a heartfelt sorry I love it

    Very inspirational 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Ocean Girl25
    Ocean Girl25 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    She’s an inspiration❤️❤️

  • Taekook Vkook
    Taekook Vkook 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This story was beautiful❤️❤️

  • EXO -L
    EXO -L 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This was an inspiring story. And the son is so cute the way that he is jumping and feels proud for what his mother accomplished

  • Tixnnx66 Gang
    Tixnnx66 Gang 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That’s really smart ❤️❤️

  • No Face Spirit
    No Face Spirit 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    How did she get pregnant?

    CJ HUMALA 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This story😢

  • Benwhisker
    Benwhisker 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    How old is she.

  • Jessica Bopp
    Jessica Bopp 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I'm so glad of u

  • Araceli Nava
    Araceli Nava 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Where was the dad

  • Elni Lopez De Jesus
    Elni Lopez De Jesus 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    i know domnican rebulic very well since my family are from there and i was raised there too, and let me tell you something in some places girls have kids at young age or marry or date a older man ( my cousin dated a 20 year old or some one in there's 20's when she was 14. Yes they are still together.) but it's really common, so we are used to it. And honestly i don't think that's good for girls 10-16 for it to be common to have kids at that age.

  • kota scott
    kota scott 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +4

    It cool
    I got taken away from my mom today :'(
    My brother went to jail
    But I'm okay

  • Angela Gabrielle
    Angela Gabrielle 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Who is the dad?

  • Amyra Gooding
    Amyra Gooding 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    i love how she never gave up

  • Constance C
    Constance C 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Awesome story!!! You are amazing!🤗😊

  • Jasy World
    Jasy World 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is such an inspiring story👍🏽

  • masky and hoodie Bros
    masky and hoodie Bros 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I knew this was it

  • Oddball Kitten
    Oddball Kitten 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา +1

    F*** you, the mother of this poor girl!

    ANNA BIBIK 16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The condoms broke generation after generation