Creating a Voice
In this episode, I interview John Adams
John was a full time working dad working in Government comms until 2011 when he left his job to become his kids' main carer.
Over the years he has been a stay at home dad, worked part time and now works for his own micro-business running Dadbloguk.com, current holder of the Online Influence Award Best UK Dad Blog.
He started the blog in 2012 to highlight the sexism and challenges he faced as a man holding the babies and it has steadily grown to become his sole source of income.
He is married to Gill who works f/t and have two daughters, Helen aged 11 and Izzy aged 8.
In this episode we discuss:
- The absence of flexible working opportunities that led him to leave his job
- The insidiousness of presenteeism
- The impact of being a dad under lockdown
- Having more time to reflect
- Having identity wrapped up in taking care of the family
- Being concerned with what other men think
- The loneliness of being a male carer
- The imbalance in child care provision and support
- The financial impact of stopping his career and the gender pay gap
- Treading the fine line of privacy when blogging
- The influence of his step-father in his life
- Righting a childhood wrong; retaking his GCSE
- Being a social media influencer
- Reclaiming the agenda for dads