BECAME PREGNANT WITH HER DAUGHTER, AVANNA, WHEN SHE WAS 15. HER MUM, ANGE, WAS ALSO A YOUNG MUM. I was involved with a really bad crowd. I dropped out of school. Ran away. And then found out I was pregnant. We were struggling a lot. We never had any money. We were sharing rooms. There was never any food in the house. It was a really horrible situation and it scared me a lot because I couldn’t see myself getting out of it any time soon. It made me think twice about the people I hang out with and who I’d want around my baby. Because the people I had around myself weren’t nice at all. That was definitely not the right environment to bring a baby into.
Dayna with daughter Avanna, above, and with and her mother, Ange.