Global Life and Success Strategist, Angela Carr Patterson, is on a mission to rewrite the tragic story of fatherlessness among women and girls through The Fatherless Girls Summit Six City Tour that kicked off on March 25th in Charlotte, NC and will end in Chicago, IL on August 5th. Their next stop is Pasadena, CA on April 29th at The Pasadena City College. The one day, two event experience is designed to help women and girls reclaim their worth, redefine who they are and rewrite a new narrative for their lives beyond their fatherlessness.
Angela defines a fatherless daughter as a female who grew up with an unattached, unavailable or absent father. She recognizes that we all have a biological father, but when the term fatherless daughter is used, it simply means the father is not present emotionally or physically in the daughter’s life, leaving her feeling unfathered.
“We are in a crisis when it comes to women and girls,” says Carr Patterson, founder of the Fatherless Daughters Network, a movement aimed at elevating the awareness of the negative effects fatherlessness has on a female’s life and offering support/services to decrease its long-term impact.
Angela points to the 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. She chronicled her story in her 2014 book release, I’m Not That Woman…A Fatherless Daughter’s Journey to Being. Over the years, Angela has hosted and produced numerous events for fatherless women and girls, including her highly acclaimed Fatherless Girls Summit which has received rave reviews. She’s also the creator of the groundbreaking work, “The Journey to Being Process™”, a comprehensive curriculum designed to help women and girls heal their old daddy wounds and move to a place of love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Angela and her certified Fatherless Daughter Advocates travel the country teaching this result driven to program to countless women and girls.
This year, Angela and her team will launch a six-city tour in Charlotte, NC, Pasadena, CA, Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, Houston, TX and Chicago, IL. The tour features The Beautiful Awakened Daughters Summit, an unforgettable, interactive day of transformation and healing for girls, ages 13-17. who are growing up with an unattached, unavailable or absent father. They will also host a viewing of The Making of a Fatherless Daughter Documentary Film for the mothers and other adult women who also grew up with a flawed father-daughter relationship. Executive Produced by Angela Carr Patterson, this film chronicles the life of six adult women who grew up fatherless and shows the impact this one missing element had on their lives as women. Audiences will also witness how embracing the power of love and forgiveness can transform your life onto new levels of joy, freedom, and happiness. This is a heart-stirring story of hope and promise for a brighter future.
“In each of these cities, we will hold two incredible life changing events to help fatherless woman and girls rewrite this tragic story,” says Angela.
All of the events are free and open to the public. Yet, attendees must pre-register at www.fatherlessdaugthers.net in order to attend. Angela is also asking for help from local businesses and leaders to become sponsors and supporters. “Without the help of sponsors, this tour will cease to exist,” says Angela. To learn more about how you can help Angela through sponsorship, visit www.dreambiggobig.info.
Below is a video clip of The Making of a Fatherless Daughter Documentary Trailer.