Genoa Barrow “Daddy Issues”
Discussion and Book Signing
Editor Genoa M. Barrow, a journalist in California, is looking to shine the light on a darkness that has long been cast on the African American community–absentee fathers and the impact it has on their daughters. The 15 women featured in this anthology, “Daddy Issues: Black Women Speaking Truth & Healing Wounds” offer up “real talk” in sharing the truth about how their father’s, or father figure’s, absenteeism played a role in how their lives have played out. Among the featured contributors are community activists and grassroot organizers, educators, a pastors and artists. While they’re from different walks in life, their stories and their experiences share many common threads.“Daddy Issues” isn’t about male bashing or putting a foot in a man’s back. There are good fathers out there, ones who take care of their children without question and others who desire to be there and do for their children despite bad relationships/situations. “Daddy Issues” is about pulling the band-aid off the wound and healing the scar and breaking the cycle. “Daddy Issues: Black Women Speaking Truth & Healing Wounds” is about moving forward, for both daughters and fathers.