My dad is tremendously funny and a phenomenal story teller. I wore the same pair of vans tennis shoes to school for 5 years straight, had long un-brushed hair, and wore oversized sweatshirts and jean shorts to school. Because I wasn’t popular and because I was picky, I didn’t go on a single date until I was almost 20 years old. I thought it best to not deal with this all in real time in hopes that my Dad would come to his senses.
I think I always had a high bar when it came to dating because my dad really had it all; he was tall, dark, and handsome, educated, successful, ethical, funny, athletic, and handy. He was a tall, blonde, surfer that ended up moving to San Diego for college and that was the end of that. My aunt, however, told me both Aaron and I were welcome over for Christmas so I jumped at the opportunity.
About a month ago, Allie brought Michael to see her parents in an attempt to reconcile with them, though this time, their reaction was even more extreme.
She has set up a Go Fund Me page in order to compensate for her parents withdrawing their funds.
"Because my parents have listed me, their own daughter, as someone who is not worthy of their time and money, I have turned to the public for support," she wrote on the page.
A teenager from Tennessee has launched a fund-raising campaign after she said her parents cut off her college fund when she started dating a black student.
Allie Dowdle, who lives near Memphis, started the Go Fund Me campaign with a plan to raise ,000. “About a year ago, I told my parents that I'd started dating a boy named Michael, pictured with me above. I’ll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better.” The teenager said that she and Michael Swift continued see each other, albeit discreetly.