Boris Kodjoe Reminds Us of the Beautiful Bond Between Fathers and Daughters
At the beginning of 2017 it seemed my husband and I had one funeral after the other to attend, so when my father’s mother passed away exactly a month after my mother’s mother, I understood that he might not be able to make it because of his busy schedule. But ten minutes into the ceremony, he came in quietly and stood in the back, work clothes and all to pay his respect and support my family. He didn’t make a big show of it, he just wanted my family to see a friendly, familiar face among the sea of mourners (some who were serious and some who were putting on a show). Moments like that remind me that as a father, husband or any important male figure in a female’s life, one of the best things you can do for her is show up and reassure her that she isn’t alone.
What are some things you feel you father or the father-figure in your life taught you?
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Toya Sharee is a Health Resource Specialist who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.