You didn't take away my future, you gave me a new one With teenage pregnancy stereotyped as a social problem, most dominant discourses do not consider the limited choices available to many young women experiencing ‘ disadvantage’ . As a consequence, becoming a mother at a young age can be perceived as an irrational and irresponsible choice. However, for many disadvantaged youth, becoming a parent young may not be a ‘ failure of planning’ , but instead a tacit response to the limited choices and opportunities available to them. Through exploring relationships between social class, stigma and gender ‘You didn’t take away my future, you gave me a new one’seeks to explore the lived experience of three young mothers; Nunjul, Tammara and Rowrow. The aim of this project is not to argue the oversimplified narratives of ‘ good’ or ‘ bad’ mothers. Instead, it is hoped that the project can serve as a platform to show the complexities of each woman’ s lived experience, and challenge conventional views of young mothers through recognising the validity of their (often misunderstood and stigmatised) choices. Please note: The installation of this project was presented with audio scapes of the women telling their own stories.