Fatherhood, Gender Equality and the Promundo Project.

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I struggled with writing a piece about Father’s Day.

I have had two fathers.

My birth father, a man I only knew until I was eight, and whom I can still feel in my heart, hung himself after the death of my mother. I have not yet been back to Poland to find his grave, and am leaving that for a day when I will not be afraid of drowning in my own tears.

My adoptive father passed away when I was 24. I know, I go through parents quickly.

He gave me a chance at a new life in Canada, and despite his best intentions, which I do recognize, physically and sexually abused me.

My views of fatherhood were skewed for years but gratefully, I have met many fathers out there in the world who exemplified what it means to truly accept that role in a positive way.

My partner used to volunteer at a prison visiting men who were eager to have someone on the outside to talk….

please read on @ http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/06/why-fatherhood-is-a-game-changer-for-gender-equality-video/

 

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