It's Hard Out There
It's hard out there.
I'm 17 years old and I was on the street for 21/2 years. It was hard for a girl of my status and background be out by myself. I never left my mother for more than a couple of months. I been through every thing possible you could possibly think of, seen guns , drugs, people on drugs, prostitution, jail.
Let's start with the gun , a gun pointed to my head before just for my body. Drugs being pushed in my face to take but never touch it. Female my age on drugs smoking crack, doped out, prostitution to support the habit.
It's hard when your period comes around. I had to beg people for things like that , tried stealing it at a time I got caught. The store manager let me off the hook but what will happen next time - maybe jail for a box of tampons.
I started prostitution when I felt life can't get no worse than it already. As i tried to kill myself more than one time, I ended up in jail not for tampons but for prostitution (tampons would have been better)!
home in the first place because I got pregnant and up to this day what
I thought would ruin mine and my parents' life was nothing to like the
streets ruining that for us. I want to tell all young girls out there
to think twice about making that hurtful choice that I made.