The shackles that keep us languishing in this invisible prison are too often passed down to our sons in the form of a verbal roadmap that lays bare exactly what is understood to be acceptable male behaviour.
They say that when you have a baby girl, the biggest worry is dealing with all the boys who are dealing with your daughter in much the same way that you dealt with girls when you were young. For me, I hope that is the case.
Brandon Hay founded the Black Daddies Club with the express intent of providing safe spaces where Black men could perform the soul surgery that is so desperately needed among Black men in the GTA and beyond.
My Dad is better than your Dad!” is the taunt I remember kids singing on the schoolyard. I was never one to sing this annoying little ditty, but if I knew then what I know now about my Father, I would have been the singing it the loudest during recess.