Being a solo dad, with Michael Ray

By Dan Reed

We've made it to episode 10! And who better to celebrate with than Michael.When his daughter, Charlie, was 2 years old, Michael was waiting at the drop off point to meet Charlie's mum. She never turned up. For the last 6 years, Michael has been bringing up his daughter on his own. Oh, and did I mention Michael was 51 when this happened, and is an ex-bouncer, body builder and personal trainer?Michael delves in to what it was like raising his daughter, fighting stereotypes, and also turning into a campaigner and reformer after being banned from Charlie's ballet school.In this episodeRaising my daughter as a single dadPurposefully staying single for 5 yearsBeing really ill puts everything into perspectiveSunday = Charlie’s DayHow do you manage being a single dad? As a man?Going international: Getting banned from Charlie’s ballet concertSolo dad to public speaker, equality campaigner and reformerSetting kids up for successHopes for the futureSupport the show (

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