• Still from Baby Mama High

    Still from Baby Mama High

The Film

It’s the last few weeks of high school for Yessenia, a soft-spoken senior with two small daughters and a boyfriend who prefers she stay at home rather than go to school. When Yessenia’s boyfriend makes a final play to derail her goal of graduation by trying to marry her, she’s forced to make a choice: stand up for herself and her daughters, or give in to expectation.

Yessenia’s story in Baby Mama High sheds light on the culture of early motherhood in the Latino community, in which 52% of girls get pregnant in their teens, as well as universal themes of struggling to break free of the expectations of a partner, family, and community.

The Filmmaker

  1. Heather RossDirector