Hopes, Dreams, and Goals


Hey, my name is Shaquanda and I am a proud parent. I live here in Boston and do a lil bit of everything. I am an artist, dancer, and a planner. I am 21 and my parents are from the south. I have two children, a boy and girl ages 3 and 2.

I had my first child at 17. Being a parent has it’s ups and downs but I made it this far and plan to continue. Being parent does not mean your hopes, dreams, or goals are gone. Those things make you a better you it made me a better me a happy me.

Shaquanda  is a participant of the Young Parent Ambassador Program at the Center for Community Health and Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 


  1. We are the same age! Thought you were older just because you seem so experience and as if you have your life together. Shows that not every young parent story is the same !!

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