Hi everyone, and welcome to this special Father's Day episode on the Motherkind podcast. This is the show that's going to help you navigate the massive challenges of motherhood and, this week, fatherhood with more acceptance, ease, joy, and purpose. Thanks to each and every one of you that come back every week to listen, learn and feel inspired.
It's father's day here in the UK on the 19th of June. And I am so excited about this episode. It is a powerful one.
My guest is Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B). He is a writer, speaker, businessman, and stay-at-home dad. His wife is the amazing Candice Brathwaite, who has also been on the podcast. So check out that episode, if you haven't listened to it already
Bodé is on a mission. He says we need a new way of thinking about masculinity and fatherhood. And he says it's vital that men unpack their beliefs about what it means to be a man and a father or else they risk perpetuating this old really stifling idea of masculinity.
Bodé’s story is one of transformation. He shares how he used to believe being a man meant, earning more, not showing his feelings and having this unpenetrable mask of masculinity.
Hitting rock bottom, he had a breakthrough that led him to totally transform how he sees his role as a man and a father.
And that is what we talk about in this episode. It is incredibly powerful and I really, really hope that this is going to be one that you're going to share with the men in your life.
Within minutes of recording it, I sent it to my husband, Guy. Urging him in all caps to please listen.
His new book called Fatherhood, is brilliantly written, it's relatable, it's compassionate, and it is a credible call to arms for the men in our lives. I think you're also going to cry at the gift that he would give to all fathers.
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I really hope you enjoy this father's day special episode. Here it is.
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ABOUT BODÉ ABODERIN (AKA PAPA B)
Bodé Aboderin (AKA Papa B) is a writer, speaker, businessman and stay-at-home dad. Through social media, speaking engagements and his writing, Bode is on a mission to communicate his rapidly changing beliefs on fatherhood and masculinity in real-time following his recent conversion from climbing a corporate ladder to running a household and family business.
Alongside managing at home Bode, originally from Nigeria, now runs a growing media business with his wife, Candice Brathwaite, supporting and championing her plans for world domination.
Bode’s debut book, ‘Fatherhood by Papa B’ was released in June and addresses fatherhood in such a way that is hard-working, practical and incredibly down-to-earth. The book looks at how a father's own upbringing and well-being can impact and revolutionise the relationship with their child.