When I was a teenager I wanted to be a journalist. I wanted to commentate on the World Cup Final or be Michael Parkinson.
One of the many blessings that the 4 Corners Festival has given me is to allow me to be Parkinson for one night a year. I've loved every one of those evenings but 2023's In Conversation with Dana Masters has to be my finest journalistic moment!
We have been replaying it in 4 parts as part of the Autumn Season of Soul Surmise Podcasts.
Part 3 is now available. In this section Dana speaks of being brought up in the southern States where she said, "blackness is bad and ugly and ignorant". Dana goes on to talk about how family, faith and music helped her to deal with the racism that wasn't so much about the colour of her skin as never feeling pretty.