Father's Day is an event that is designed to CELEBRATE fathers, just as Mother's Day celebrates moms. It is my goal to give people that space. If they choose to hold space for me during this time, I am grateful but also understand this is not a requirement. I can still celebrate my father in his absence because, memories. I can still support others in their celebrations because I understand the premise of the holiday.
And then, he asked the mothership of all questions... He asked me to elaborate on my experiences of being Black. Of course, I didn't have a speech or anything put together to give a cohesive synopsis, but baby when I opened my mouth!! The words begin to flow smoother than a large mocha iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts would down my throat!