I Dwell in Possibility & Poetry

Friends! It is time for my favorite course to start again! I took Modern & Contemporary American Poetry on Coursera with U Penn last year, and it changed my life. It was my first chance to learn in a real course, and it introduced me to my appreciation of poetry and to an amazing community.Continue reading “I Dwell in Possibility & Poetry”

Years

Dear Friends, Wow. I am 36 today! It has been the most amazing year. Beyond my still newly accessible words. But I want to express my immense joy for your friendship and support of my astounding journey so far. I am only just beginning! Love, Danny Years by Danny K. Whitty So all my allContinue reading “Years”

My essay in Bon Appetit Magazine!

Wow, Friends! I am now a published author! This is so meaningful to me – Bon Appetit and Food & Wine magazines have been an important source of joy and inspiration to me for most of my life! I am over the moon to have my story shared in Bon Appetit! https://www.bonappetit.com/story/communicate-through-food (The illustration isContinue reading “My essay in Bon Appetit Magazine!”

New York Triptych

Tara and I had an absolutely fantastic trip to NYC last month. This was our first trip with just the two of us, and so it was a huge milestone for me. We were a bit worried about my regulation, but I usually am so captivated by travel that I am generally more regulated whileContinue reading “New York Triptych”

Father’s Day & Grief

Today I think of my Papa as I most love to remember him: My best cheerleader! He was so full of vibrant joy and optimism, and so enthusiastic about our little routines. He staunchly defended me at all times. He was delighted by our friendship. He made me feel worthy of genuine interest. He wasContinue reading “Father’s Day & Grief”

Exciting News: Leo in Bloom Magazine launch!

Friends! Something very exciting has just launched: Our new online magazine, Leo in Bloom! We are so thrilled to share this heartfelt project with you! Leo in Bloom is a monthly publication about empathy in its varied forms across diverse realms. I am the Editor-in-Chief and contributor, along with my brilliant sisters. The first issue’sContinue reading “Exciting News: Leo in Bloom Magazine launch!”

The world-expanding gift

The people in my life are like my angels! The people in my life are my hope for humanity. They are the manifestation of all that humanity needs to thrive. Their wonderful and vibrant hearts truly are the magic needed to transform our world! Though it seems so saccharine, this sentiment rings true even uponContinue reading “The world-expanding gift”

Curtains Up

Dear Friends, Maybe you have heard of the new film MUSIC by Sia. It has been distressing me for a while now, but it was too upsetting to think or talk about. Now that I have read more about it and seen the trailer, I am even more appalled and disgusted and hurt. It isContinue reading “Curtains Up”

State of Disunion

Dear Friends, I am so distraught over how many voted for hateful and unethical and greedy forces. It is so painful to my autistic soul. I have been so dysregulated over this, it feels like I am losing my mind. I know it is not a surprise to the long-marginalized. But it is still heart-wrenching.Continue reading “State of Disunion”