Here Comes Angela Carr Patterson’s “Fatherless Girls Summit”

Angela Carr Patterson
Angela Carr Patterson

Global life strategist Angela Carr Patterson is kicking off her first Fatherless Girls Summit on June 13, 2015, at the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

The one-day summit is designed to help girls 12-17 reclaim their worth, redefine who they are, and rewrite a new narrative for their lives beyond being fatherless.

“Our girls are in a crisis,” says Carr Patterson, founder of the Fatherless Daughters Network, a community that serves and supports women and girls with an unattached, emotionally unavailable, or absent father.

She points to dire statistics that plague fatherless girls:  71 percent teen pregnancies, 72 percent lower standard of living, and five times more likely to commit suicide. Fatherless girls also have a higher percentage of being seriously, and often fatally, abused.

“We cannot read statistics like this and turn away,” says Carr Patterson, who grew up without her biological father. Her 2012 novel, I’m Not That Woman…A Fatherless Daughter’s Journey to Being, and upcoming documentary, I’m Not That Woman…A Fatherless Daughter’s Journey to Being, highlight the fatherless daughter journey.

The event will answer questions from a recent fatherless girls survey and provide hands-on interactive activities, workshops, and a theatrical presentation with open panel discussions. A special guest luncheon speaker will focus on helping fatherless girls heal self-worth, self-love, and self-value wounds.

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