January 10, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Annalisa says she and her mom fight every day about anything and everything.
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“I’m the black sheep of the family,” Annalisa says. “I don’t feel like my parents support me. I feel like my mom tries to, she just doesn’t know how. Or, she just gives up when it gets too hard.” She says that she feels like her mom always takes her stepdad’s side.
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Her parents say she runs away, has skipped 200 days of school, is violent toward them and they also say they fear she is prostituting herself.
The teen says that she gets into trouble often but says, “Nobody can control me but me.”