Because a father is locked in [jail] does not mean he should be locked out of his daughter's life.

Angela Patton

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About This Quote

“A Father-Daughter Dance.” TEDxWomen 2012. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "A Father-Daughter Dance." TEDxWomen 2012. Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by activist Angela Patton is from her 2012 TED Talk about a "father-daughter" dance she helped organize as part of her Camp Diva project, which helps teenage girls of African American descent stay connected with their fathers. The quote means that a father shouldn't be shut out of his daughter's life solely because he is prison. Patton explains in this TED Talk that when fathers in prison are connected to their children, in addition to benefiting their children, they are less likely to return to jail once they are released. Watch the full TED Talk here: Angela Patton - A Father-Daughter Dance ... in Prison