Name: Janai McKissick City: Orlando, FL | @nainay_
Dad’s Name: Rudolph McKissick, Jr. | @rudolphmckissick
Describe your relationship with your Father and how did that impact you?
I’m very close with my Dad. I am probably the biggest Daddy’s girl in the entire world. We talk about any & everything under the Sun, I don’t sugar coat anything with him. He’s my greatest confidant & cheerleader.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned from your Father?
How to keep pushing in times of trials & challenges. I believe I get my tenacity & drive to push from listening to him & knowing he believes in me.
What struggles did you face in your relationship with your Dad and how did you get through them?
I struggled being a PK because of course everyone knows my Dad but I’ve always been my own person. I struggled to have my own identity but my Dad was always adamant about making sure I knew I could be my own person at all times, & basically forget what other people say.
What has your relationship with your Father taught you about what to look/not look for in your partner?
I can’t have a softie, sorry my Daddy toughened me up Lolol
How has your relationship with your Father shaped the woman you are today?
I have a great relationship with my parents but I know so many women who don’t have or who struggle to have a great relationship with their Fathers. I believe some things my Dad taught me & instilled in me have made me become a better friend, sister, & daughter intentionally.
If you could write a short letter to your father, starting with “Dear Father,” what would you say?
We butt heads all day long & we may not see eye to eye always, but you’re my best friend & as much as you may not think, I AM your twin lol. We two peas in a pod, inseparable. I love you!