Going from being a child to an adolescent is tough. It’s even harder when you’re the only girl in your house.
Growing up not being able to go to my dad for guidance has really had an impact on my life.
Growing up, Garrison Pennington’s mom worked long hours, while his dad stayed home and looked after him. This arrangement gave Pennington a more flexible view on gender roles.
After I learned my dad doesn’t vote, I was upset. I used to picture my dad’s love for his country like Rocky — lasting until the very end, no matter the challenge.
To be honest, I even want a dad who comes with the all annoying stuff, like asking hecka questions before he lets his little girl do anything.
My dad was there for graduation and to teach me how to ride a bike. But my mom was the one who taught me how to be a man.
Jabari Gray, Youth Radio’s Deputy Director, has always had a close relationship with his dad. But some conversations are never easy.
The first five months of my girlfriend’s pregnancy I flaked on all her doctor’s appointments. I was afraid of accepting the role of a parent, until I turned my fears into fuel.