"I am a black father."Private Facebook Groups are giving a population of dads support and a safe haven to come together on parenting struggles and more.MORE: https://yhoo.it/2EmXqAo
Posted by Good Morning America on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Good Morning America sat down with the creator of popular Facebook page Black Fathers during a segment last week Tuesday. The page is meant to change the negative image of Black fathers as well as provide a space for empowerment and support.
In 2009, creator Matt Prestbury went through a divorce and become a single father of four. Prestbury needed a place of support where he could connect with others like himself. “I felt isolated as a father and I really wanted to create something that was.. the brotherhood of fatherhood,” he said.
Now, something that started as a small community of men has gained over 30,000 members. The page now offers father-son workshops and provides legal advice for fathers going through custody battles.