Black Fathers Weren’t Removed from the Home; They Left.

We can no longer blame systemic shadows for the internal work Black men are unwilling to do.

My uncle is a deadbeat dad. I love him, a combination of obligation and empathy, but I abhor his decisions as a man, as a human being, and especially as a father of five. If you were to ask him about his dedication to fatherhood for the last three and a half decades, he’d tell…

--

--

--

‘Of Mothers & Daughters’ Now Available in Stores! Twitter/IG @ArahTheQuill www.IAmArah.com 🖤 Show your support: Cashtag: $KeepItQuill

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Memories

The Magical Paper Airplane

This picture is the making of a paper airplane. This story is about an Uncle teaching his nephews how to make a paper airplane.

Against All Odds

when parents fall off their pedestal

Muruja Tales of Kartika Masa

The strength of the sweetest smile

“Get up, it has begun. It is war”

Aunt Francesca’s Secret

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Arah Iloabugichukwu

Arah Iloabugichukwu

‘Of Mothers & Daughters’ Now Available in Stores! Twitter/IG @ArahTheQuill www.IAmArah.com 🖤 Show your support: Cashtag: $KeepItQuill

More from Medium

How Patriarchy Protects the Female Predator

Being the Paper Bag

Two paper bags with red-and-white handles within a red background

If You Believed Jussie Smollett, Read This

Hilary Duff and the Single Black Male