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Meet Angela Adley of Growing Up without My Daddy in Playa Del Rey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Adley.

Angela, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
During 2014, I was going through a lot of personal challenges. Though, very difficult, it became a period in time and space that ended up being such a blessing in disguise – a life-changing transformational growth experience. At that time, I was dealing with a broken engagement and relocation simultaneously. During that period, I began to acknowledge the impact that fatherlessness had affected the adult me. I decided to acknowledge/ own the hurt and pain of that experience while trying to figure out how to heal and grow from it. I was in search of healing and came across Angela Carr Patterson- an advocate for fatherless women/ girls. It was then that I also began weekly coaching sessions with her. Those sessions reactivated my life and moved me to a new consciousness and ultimately inspired me to share my own story which manifested into my children’s book.

As time went by, I decided to become a Fatherless Daughter Advocate which is a comprehensive four month certification process that Angela Carr Patterson designed and trains women to lead other women and girls through- The Journey to Being Program. This program assists females who grew up with an unavailable, unattached, or absent father to move beyond their daddy wounds. As an advocate, we are able to facilitate workshops, seminars, presentations, online forums and open panel discussions on helping Fatherless Daughters learn how to deal with their daddy wounds through the principles created/ taught in the program. It’s taken a few years to feel really confident in sharing my story and opening up about my experiences as well as advocating for other women/ girls and ultimately promoting my book in the way that it was designed- but I am finally there!

Has it been a smooth road?
Time has allowed for growth and healing which has lead me to an amazing spiritual journey over the last five years – all has provided a pathway to where I am today. Ultimately, I have struggled with the confidence to bring my voice forward and to share my story loudly and boldly.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a speech language pathologist by day but my other passion is writing. Currently, I am working on publishing my second children’s book which will be a book series. Additionally, I am starting to do more advocacy work by partnering with schools, and organizations to bring awareness of the impact that fatherlessness has on girls, and how it affects them as they become adult women. I am continuing to share my story with others in order to inspire them to heal and reactivate their lives from a new consciousness, and also to provide a tool for mothers/ those raising girls without fathers to use with their daughter/s and ultimately begin to spark dialogue into the feelings and emotions experienced by their daughter, and lastly to remind little girls everywhere that they are love, loved, and lovable by their mere existence.

I am most proud of myself for deciding to carry out the dream and vision that has been placed on my heart to share with the world. I am a healed fatherless daughter and my experiences- my first-hand experience, knowledge, and account provides a personal level of understanding and thus allows me to be a more effective advocate for women/ girls struggling to manage their daddy wounds. What sets me apart is that my advocacy approach teaches women/ girls to heal from a place of love, acceptance, and forgiveness of ourselves first and our fathers second by reuniting with LOVE and recognizing the Infinite Power (God) within us- which is where true healing comes from.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Los Angeles is a wonderful place to start a business. It’s the land of milk and honey and where so many entrepreneurs come to set up their businesses and manifest their wildest dreams. Fatherlessness affects children in every city in Los Angeles and the impact is profound especially in families of color. Thus advocacy for these children, in whatever unique and creative ways- should be designed and started NOW specifically in ways that address self-worth, self-love, and self-value.


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Jason Case, Hidden Jewel’s Tea

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