I'm Black & I Have a Dad

black dads matter

While you experience our story, I ask that you let go of what you know of Black men, of Black families, and see the Black man I was born of through my eyes.

Because I’m Black & I’ve always had a dad


Check out our father daughter interview on JSC Radio

He told me this story again recently, following it up with ‘before you even came into this world, you knew I was your guy.’

I always enjoy the sentiment my dad brings to my childhood stories. But, I thought that it was just a cute story; something that dad’s say to daughters. I’ve been looking through my early childhood pictures, I started to catch a theme in the photographs that made me think this was more than just a cute story my dad tells.

- Jay Scott Smith


I'm Black & I Have a Dad

A modern woman's memoir about growing up with a single Black father.


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