Poet. Visual Artist. Educator.
Performer. Author. Host. Writing Coach. Actor. Moderator.
I've always been interested in visibility. When I was younger, I looked for examples of my existence in art and media. When I write, I am making myself visible and by doing so, I offer representation for someone else. Whatever art I engage in making whether that be writing a poem, painting a mural, acting in a play...what I aim to do is inspire, empower and educate. To tell these stories is an act of resistance, self-preservation and healing. I have a deep passion in holding space for others to heal and to experience the journey with me. And when I am joined by others, the village grows. We can all move towards hope and liberation together.
"Her heart and mind are endless, bottomless and relentless in the most breathtaking way. She has a way of making the world stop turning, while helping it to keep turning in a more loving direction. So powerful!"
"An incredible creative writer and poet! A pillar of the Capital District artist community!"
Mojavi / Urban Guerilla Theater
"I recently heard Danielle perform spoken word at an event. Simply put--powerful."
Carmen Rau / RE/MAX Capital
Not enough space to recommend D. I have worked with D on multiple occasions and her storytelling/poetry reading skills are unmatched in this region. Powerful, rich and deeply warm, her stories do not soft pedal and are driven by a beautiful essential hope.