"I was 13 but had to raise my little girl. I was emancipated at 16 and we finally moved to an apartment. It was hard, but I always worked. I graduated from UCLA in journalism and got a good job. My daughter also graduated from college. I tell the girls they can do what I did."
"She was the one who kept me going. Now I see that my experience was meant to bring a message of hope to others who have suffered the same way."