Monday, July 15, 2024

Roberto Concepción went from single gay dad by choice to children’s book author

On the latest episode of the Queer Family Podcast, Jaimie Kelton sits down with Roberto Concepción to chat about his journey to solo parenthood as a gay dad through surrogacy.

After his daughter’s birth, Roberto Concepción noticed a severe gap in representation for families like his, and so, in true badass style, he decided to change that.

He wrote and self-published a children’s book called “More Than a Crown” to show his daughter a family like hers in the pages. It’s all about embracing different family setups and encouraging kids to shake up old-school expectations.

“Less than 2% of children’s books are written by someone that’s Latinx and similarly, less than 2% of children’s books have LGBTQIA plus representation,” says Roberto.

In More Than a Crown: An Empowering Princess Book for Kids, which is a diverse princess book for girls ages 4-8, four royal friends redefine what it means to “act like a princess.” Together, the brave girls discover that their dreams are even more valuable than their crowns.

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About The Queer Family Podcast

The show all about family, but with gay. Queer mom, Jaimie Kelton goes in-depth with weekly guests about their experiences as queer parents. We talk about how we make our families, and how we show up in a world that wasn’t necessarily designed for us. The mission is to highlight, uplift and normalize queer families, letting the whole world know that despite the fact that we work extremely hard to create our very intentional families, we’re just like every other parent out there, trying to get our kids to put their shoes on when we’re already 25 minutes late for school. This transformative storytelling podcast will have you laughing one moment and crying the next, and always wanting to hear more.

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