Jessica wakes up after five hours of sleep after spending the night in front of her computer on the Internet. In the morning, her mother usually helps her pick out clothes for school.
Carolyn prepares a bottle of powdered milk for Joshua while Jessica smokes a cigarette. Carolyn complains that her daughter smokes too much.
Jessica leaves her son and mother behind to go to school. Her school day starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends around three o’clock in the afternoon. She goes to St. James Alternative School because she still needs a few credits to get her high school degree.
Carolyn feeds Joshua a bottle of powdered milk. Between the two walks to Jessica’s school she spends her day taking care of Joshua and cleaning the house
Anthony Fischer, one of her friends from school, slaps Jessica on the hand during their lunch break. When Jessica talks about the school she calls it “bad kids school.”
Jessica and her friend Amanda Massey take a picture of their babies in front of the bathroom mirror. They have to take it in the bathroom because there is not enough light anywhere else in the house. Amanda is 18 and had her baby a month after Jessica.
Jessica smokes a cigarette early in the morning before she leaves for school. She usually smokes almost a pack a day.