Thank you all for your comments. Thank you to Christina M. Castro for bringing such a solid piece--it obviously prompts strong feelings in many people. I appreciate everybody that points out the exceptions to the statistical rules; yes, of course a young lady can do very, very well and lead an amazing life while having a child. Still, that doesn't erase the rule--single mothers attain less education, make less money, etc. Those are numbers, not argument. For more numbers, there are a disproportionate amount of young single mothers in Indian Country. Those two different sets of numbers conspire to create a very difficult life for many young Native women. I was raised by a single mother, with two sisters that were single mothers, and nieces and cousins, etc etc...the cycle goes on and on. To the extent that folks have issues with the numbers, I suggest you come live on the rez for awhile, work with young folks, and try to change those numbers. That's an honest invitation-we're waiting. I'm here, I see exactly this same phenomenon every day. Miss Castro characterized it perfectly and I'm thankful for this honest lens. Therefore, to answer any questions--that's what The Thing About Skins is here for: to provide an unabashedly honest lens about the things that we see amongst our people. Sometimes those things are beautiful and sometime ugly. As Native people, we are both.