Glori: A Different Story
"Glori" is the unique memoir of Nicole Lynn Hannans, a woman who has defied the stereotype of young, single mothers. Faced with tremendous obstacles including poverty, homelessness, an oppressive relationship and a drug-infested environment, "Glori" reveals the difficulties of surviving with a baby as well as the unforgettable triumphs and achievements along the way.
Countering the images of a dismal future for both mother and child that currently dominate the issue of teen pregnancy, "Glori" celebrates Hannans' will to enroll in and complete college as a young, single mother. Becoming pregnant at 17, and again at 18, pursuing her goal of going to a four-year college while raising a child, beating the odds by earning two degrees and having a meaningful career; Hannans offers an inspiring story about the power of believing in yourself that every young person, teen parent, single mom, parent and anyone working with youth should read. Now 27-year-old she hopes her candid and moving tale will encourage young women to pursue their dreams no matter what.