FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Teen Who Faked Pregnancy Hires Literary Agent

Washington teenager Gaby Rodriguez rocked the news cycle last month when she revealed that she faked pregnancy for a school project. The 17-year-old has hired literary agent Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management. She will share representation with Seattle attorney Anne Bremner.

Rodriquez mounted the project to expose stereotypes and “shed light on the social aspects of teen pregnancy.” She has reportedly received over 100 requests from media outlets to tell her story. Above, we’ve embedded an ABC News video about the project.

The high school student had this statement in the release: “ The point I was trying to get across is that you have to take control of your life and not live your life in the shadows of stereotypes and rumors … I had no idea my project would get this much attention.”

Editor’s Note: This post was updated to include additional representation.

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Learn how to manage a top-notch freelancing career! Starting December 1, you'll hear from our expert speakers on the best practices for launching a freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. Sign up for before October 31 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!