Episode #2: Celebrating Black History Month and Parenting

February’s Outspoken Voices podcast is a celebration of Black History Month and parenting. We are joined by two amazing guests highlighting how our multiple identities impact our daily lives. Both guests and their families are longtime supporters of Family Equality Council.

In the podcast we hear our guests share their story of family creation, highlighting major identity markers and talking about the triumphs, joys and challenges of being a single parent, as well as how race has helped shape their family. These are some of the questions we asked:

  • What advice would you give to other families who are the only one in their community with a parent or parents who are LGBTQ?
  • There’s been an increase in reported violence, bullying, and discrimination over the past few months. There has also been a continued wave of resistance and solidarity. What are you most excited about for your child’s future, given the political climate? What are you most worried about?
  • What should families with two or more parents keep in mind about a family with a single parent? What myths would you like to correct?
  • As we reflect on Black History Month, what are one or two events that have helped shape you into the parent you are today?

Meet Our Guests

Denise Hinds

Denise is the Assistant Executive Director at Good Shepherd Services in New York, a board member for Family Equality Council and a parent. Denise co-parents her 14 year old daughter with her ex-wife.

Chris Harris

Christ is a pediatric pulmonologist at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, CA and a father to his 14 year old daughter.