24 Replies to “Dana’s Edit: See Me – Not Just What I Knit”

  1. Thank you, Dana. I cannot imagine your exhaustion, facing daily racism. Thank you for your depth of strength in writing this. I see you, hear you, admire you. I hope we find our way to changing policy, law, and minds, so that we ALL may truly become equal in this country.

  2. Years ago my cousin adopted a Haitian child who is now 16. She is concerned about teaching him how to stay safe in our world today. It is disturbing that the color of his skin makes such a difference in how he is perceived. More and more families are accepting people of color into their lives. This will make the difference. When we realize we are all family, the world will be better.

  3. Thank you Dana. I see you and have always seen you. Thanks for putting innto words what I and so many others have been feeling. I worry daily about family and friends. I worry about myself if I got pulled over by cops what would happen to me next. It is anxiety provoking. I hope as people start dialogue and gain new insight into themselves, their actions that the atmosphere will improve🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  4. Dearest Dana, Thank you for opening your heart and being so transparent. I hear you. I see you. I would demand justice for you. You are my sister. Everyday I work to clean up my own beliefs. Know that you are loved for who you are. With an abundance of peace and love, Amy

  5. Thank you. As a child of the 60s I had high hopes we could generate some real change then. It didn’t happen. Hope springs eternal…and this time, I think change is really on the horizon. Blessings to you.

  6. Thank you Dana. I see you and support you. God bless.

  7. So grateful for your voice. Thank you for posting not only in times of happiness but now when things are so bleak. Please take care of yourself. Sending lots of love your way.

  8. Dana, we see you! You’re adorable! I think if you as a friend! Real Americans love their neighbors! 💖

  9. Thank you Dana. I see you. I support you. Thank you for helping me to reflect on myself in a true manner and for giving me direction on where to go and what to do from here. Looking forward to reading you again.

  10. I see and hear you, Dana. I also want to thank you for the time and energy that you put into your blog, podcast and Instagram posts. It must have been draining to post this, but your message has not fallen on deaf ears. Your voice makes a difference. You inspire me, not just because of your knitting, but because who you are shines through in all of your posts and you added to that with this post.Take good care of yourself.

  11. I’m sorry for your pain, Dana.

    Speaking of your husband as you did, a MSNBC reporter just observed that — along with the tragedies of the grotesquely blatant murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and now George Floyd in such a short span of time — one of the catalysts of the worldwide police brutality protests might also have been the encounter by Christian Cooper of a white-woman nemesis coincidentally also with the surname Cooper. Thanks to his sister, the world saw the woman’s white privilege in full evil.

    I hope we white women who are your sisters in fiber arts can reassure you that things might finally get better if we can push the white supremacists like that woman and the brutal cops and the vigilantes into the dumpsters where they belong.

  12. Thank you. I just discovered you on MDK. Your words are powerful & you are heard and seen

  13. Dana, thank you for writing this post. It is much needed during these horrible times but needed all the time. Not just because of recent events but because we all need to read this each and every day. I see you, I hope to God I really see you and every other person of color. I pray for better times for all people, people of color, and every person who chooses a life that white men do not feel is worthy. Thank you for your words, your wisdom and your strength.

  14. Thank you for writing and giving us an opportunity to learn.

  15. Dana, I see you.

    I found Yards of Happiness sometime in late 2015 or early 2016 and you inspired me not just with your knitting (which is beautiful and amazing), but the joy you seem to approach life with. Your projects speak of the deep love you have for your husband and family, your dogs, and your friends, and for life itself. You give so much to everyone around you, and you give to us with your blog. Thank you for that.

    I see that you’re hurting right now. I see the whole black community is hurting right now. It’s reasonable and justified because these horrible things seem to keep happening over and over and over.

    I wouldn’t normally talk this much about myself, but maybe it will give you some peace. I am doing what I can in my local community to support systemic change. I make mistakes, but I take the opportunity to listen, learn, and to work to be a better ally. I read. Where I can explain and help people understand, I do. Where someone’s willing to take reading suggestions, I offer them. Where I can donate to causes that are directed by BIPOC members of the community, I do. Regularly. It’s probably not enough. I’m just one person and I keep trying to get through to people to bring about the changes our communities need, anyway.

    It’s my sincerest desire that this brings you some hope in a time when you really need it. It is my greater desire that our communities actually change.

  16. “White supremacy is the difference between peaceful protestors being met with rubber bullets and tear gas versus protestors openly carrying guns demanding that cities open in a pandemic and being met with silence and no response from police.” Amen.

  17. I see you, and I admire you. I am a white woman who considers herself anti-racist, and has read a lot about slavery and its continuing offshoots. Yet your comments about the Mason Dixon Knitting name hit me like a punch because, I am ashamed to say, I had not thought about the unintended message it sent. This tells me a lot about myself, and I’ll remember it. Thank you. (I’m glad to see that MDK has changed its name, to Modern Daily Knitting. I’d bet this was largely because of you.)

  18. just wanted you to know i;m thinking about you and your husband and hope you’re okay or at least making it through.

  19. Dana, thank you for sharing yourself, both in joy and in pain. I see you.

  20. Dana, I just re-read your profound and tear-inducing post SEE ME,,, Thank you for educating and inspiring your audience. We are learning and growing together. I see you and appreciate you.


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