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Gaby Rodriguez

August 17, 2013

 

If you asked her friends and family members, Gaby Rodriguez was going to be a teen mom. That was the expectation. That was the inevitable reality for many young Latinas in her Toppenish, Wash., community, including her sisters.

 

And for nearly seven months, they were right. Rodriguez was pregnant – on her way to teen parenthood, and she hadn't yet graduated from high school.

 

Except none of it was true. Rodriguez, now a 20-year-old college student, made headlines in 2011 when she faked her own pregnancy as part of an elaborate social experiment designed to shatter stereotypes and teach a few lessons. Earlier this year, she published a memoir, "The Pregnancy Project," which documents her time "living down to others' expectations."  MORE

 

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