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Between a Rock and a White Place


Like lots of you I am a wash with shame right now. Whitewashing over racism on so many levels that I didn’t think I was capable of.


I thought because I was mixed raced that means that I know and understand.


I don’t


I didn’t


My skin is white so I will never understand despite my heritage.


So, like everyone else I am learning.


I am reading, listening and watching.


But more importantly I am asking questions.


I am challenging my family.


My dad was a light skinned black man in the British army where racism is rife and you grow a skin so thick you don’t talk about it.


He doesn’t talk about racism for many reasons.


His nickname in the army was Choco.


I have a lot more to learn about racism.


I have a lot more to challenge.

It starts with me.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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