Category Archives: Behind DM

REPRESENTATION MATTERS… BUT WHY

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http://veritatisadvisors.com/author/don/page/2/ Let me start by telling you a story from my childhood.

source url I was probably about five at the time, I went into my mum’s room, found the baby powder on the dressing table and cover myself from head to toe with it, paying special attention to my hair. Something that a lot of toddlers do when they are exploring, right. I have numerous photographs of my daughter going nuts with the nappy cream! However this wasn’t about exploring. This was a definite thought out plan at the age of five to try and make myself white skinned and blonde haired, and I remember it like it was yesterday.

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CONFESSIONS OF A THREENAGERS MUM

January 20, 2017

Tantrums are inevitable and unavoidable. Once these little people get to a certain development level, they have this thing called a mind of their own… This is where the fun begins. It’s not that the actual tantrum itself is shocking. You totally expect the terrible twos. It’s that the effect it has on you the person who is dealing with it can be draining in every way.

But fear not! You are not alone. I’m here to say, I understand, and I stand with you in your time of – What the heck? And as a show of solidarity, let me tell you a story of one of my many dealings with my daughter’s all out meltdowns.

WARNING: This story is not pretty; there may be mild peril and some Kung Fu involved.

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AFRO HAIR? SHOULD WE CARE?

September 3, 2016

The answer to the question posed in the lead image is. Most definitely. Yes. I have spent a lot of time in regards to my Dinky Mix kids brand, bangin’ on about fostering pride in culture, a positive self-identity and belonging. So it is important to me that all children have these things. So when I see the girls from Pretoria High School fighting for the right to just be… Gosh! it upsets me that they HAVE to protest about the right to wear their Afro hair as it is naturally, or that a hairstyle can be deemed inappropriate, but WOW! I have so much respect and admiration.

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WHAT HAS, A MONKEY GOT TO DO WITH A TOOTHBRUSH?

September 1, 2016

Just because we were not raised in, or have moved away from the country of our heritage, does not mean we are lost. It doesn’t mean we have forgotten who we are and where we are from. We still belong… We just belong to more than one…

This is o.k. We are all influenced by the wonder, beauty and ways of many cultures and we are richer and prouder for it.”

So the quote above? Well, that is something I wrote a while back and it is central to what Dinky Mix is all about.

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THE DINKY MIX MANIFESTO

August 26, 2016

 

OK so I’m not literally gonna take over the world, but it feels like I could. I’m here doing my first ever blog post! I am SOOO EXCITED to finally get this show on the road, but I’m crazy nervous too. I have a feeling that the vast majority of you that are reading this blog are friends and family (We know how little businesses grow!), So hi peeps and thanks for the support 🙂 To anyone who is passing by, welcome to the family!

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