Everyone seemed to have an opinion about my engagement. I was only twenty, not even old enough to drink legally, when my college boyfriend proposed. I strongly believe women should decide if and when they want to marry, but sadly, the same sentiment is not shared around the world. My friends teased me for being a “child bride,” but real child marriage is not a laughing matter.
Have you ever imagined your perfect wedding? For many children, marriage is already a reality – and there was no dream wedding. You can support the global movement to end child marriage. Learn how by reading my latest post at Babble.com.