- Eye Opening
- Insider's Take
When Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts ended their romantic relationship after nearly nine years, they immediately forged a new one as co-parents. United by the intention to put their son first and by a parenting philosophy that affirms and empowers him, Roberts and Senghor became strong allies. As Senghor explains in this personal, moving TED Talk, “for us, [co-parenting] is about helping each other carry the weight [and] unpack the load.” Their approach to co-parenting can serve as a possible model for separated parents who’re struggling.
About the Speakers
Ebony Roberts is a researcher, author, poet and mother. Shaka Senghor, author, father and cultural leader, was honored by the Oprah Winfrey Network as a Soul Igniter. His best-selling book, Writing My Wrongs, explains how literature and writing helped him transcend a life of drugs and violence.