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Glen Henry: The power of active Black fatherhood

Glen Henry (aka Beleaf in Fatherhood) isn’t just a proud Black dad of four – he’s a role model for thousands of people, celebrating the power of present, active parenting one vlog at a time. Discover Glen’s experience of Black fatherhood and his essential advice for dads.

There’s no rulebook for parenthood

When Glen started vlogging, he wasn't filming his kids for entertainment – he was doing it for education on how to be a good dad. 

As a new, active dad, Glen had no idea what was normal or unusual, so he posted videos to see if other parents were going through the same amazing ups and downs. When people started responding and encouraging Glen to keep sharing his experiences, he knew he wanted to provide support for dads and inspire other parents on the same journey.

Here’s some essential advice Glen learnt along the way on active parenting and how to be a good dad.


Caring for your kids is a life-changing experience

Don’t just be an active dad – be a present dad, too

For Black dads, fatherhood has extra challenges

How can I help fight these harmful stereotypes?

Our recent research shows less than half of Black dads believe mainstream media, social media and popular culture portray them accurately.* But Black dads are here, caring for their kids every day. That’s why, alongside amazing, active dads like Glen, we’re committed to changing the way the world sees Black fatherhood.

Take action now and help us fight false stereotypes by following Beleaf in Fatherhood and these other incredible fathers. It’s time to celebrate Black dads and the true story of Black fatherhood on everybody’s feed.

*Survey of 2,000 US adults and 500 Black fathers conducted by Edelman DXI on behalf of Dove Men+Care (20-30 May 2022).

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