Gaby Rodriguez decided to do a social experiment in her senior year in high school. She decided to pretend she was pregnant for six months to better understand how pregnant teens are treated. I read Gaby’s story on In-Forum today and I couldn’t help but cheer for her. There aren’t many 17 year old high school students who would have the courage and conviction to carry out such a daring and emotional experiment.
I hereby crown Gaby Rodriguez one of my heroes – she is a fierce girl. I wish more young women were powerful enough to undertake a commitment to something so much larger than themselves.
Gaby was able to shine a light on the way pregnant teens in high school are treated; but perhaps even more importantly, she was able to show how powerful one person’s commitment to shedding light on an important social problem can be. One young girl, in one high school, with one idea that was designed to explore an unfortunate reality…the power of one once again shows us that we all can do something to create a better world.
You are a force to be reckoned with Gaby Rodriguez – good luck in your college career. If you are looking for a good institution to continue your social experiments at, we’d love to have you at NDSU!
Day six hundred and fifty-five of the new forty – obla di obla da