In the two years since his diapering photo went viral, Donte Palmer and his Squat For Change platform have led a global effort to install changing tables in men’s bathrooms. Beneath that blinding spotlight, though, he’s also a husband, father, and author with a lot to say about blending his complicated family, his evolving opinion of cops, and how unselfish parenting sometimes requires making self-serving choices.
Adjusting to the pressures of abrupt fame is difficult, whether or not your name anagrams to MODEL PARENT. We talk about the power for forgiving his father, combating impostor syndrome, and exerting more control over his brand. And can your marriage be just a 10,000-day Tinder hook-up?