Two years ago, Katie Goldman was the victim of bullying by the boys at her school because she was a girl who loved Star Wars, which was apparently “only for boys.” Fans all over the galaxy used the Force (of the internet) to defend this little girl and every little girl’s passion for Star Wars. Some of Katie’s most involved supporters were from the 501st Legion.
If you don’t know who these guys and girls are, the 501st is a costuming organization that raises millions of dollars for charity and spreads the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide with authentic-looking costumes. They have become the leading force in fan-based charity events and are truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.
Two years after Katie’s story hit the internet, something happened.
We hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. We saw some killer costumes on Facebook and on the streets – and even saw some celebrities getting dressed up with their kids.
There weren’t many celebrity dads tweeting pics of themselves with their kids, but here’s a couple of our favorites.
As the ominous clouds of Hurricane Sandy moved toward the Eastern Seaboard last weekend, a group of men – myself included – gathered at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium to talk about fatherhood. Arranged by the Dad 2.0 Summit, Dove Men+Care and Edelman Digital, the event featured former quarterback Doug Flutie and aimed to open a unique discussion about fatherhood.
This “Play-By-Play on Fatherhood” was meant as a way for the average dad to see that a guy like Doug Flutie – a famous football player – was also just an average dad. It was understood, at least by me, that there was to be tears and hugs. Only really because I’m a cryer and a hugger.
But then something else happened.