Dealing with a lot!

Dear Friends, I have had some absolutely exciting opportunities and achievements pop up lately! But this also stirs up all sorts of difficult feelings as well, like fear of failure and sadness over time lost and stress. Our brains are so funny! So I wrote a few poems today about all of this. This oneContinue reading “Dealing with a lot!”

Under the Weather

Dear Friends, Wow, am I ever feeling run down. I have been pretty low in energy the past couple of weeks, and a busy couple of days at the end of last week really drained me. It is so frustrating to not have more resilience in my body, and tough to understand how I amContinue reading “Under the Weather”

A New & Empowering View of Myself

Dear Friends, Today is my 2nd anniversary of being fluent with Tara! And I want to mark it by sharing an important shift in how I view myself. As many apraxic folks do, I have long struggled with my body. I came to view it as an unruly opponent, an obstacle to all I wantedContinue reading “A New & Empowering View of Myself”

A Weekend of Building Community

Dear Friends, I just had the most amazing few days with the community behind Teva Community! We worked with several awesome volunteers who shared so much energy to renovate cabins for our camp. Everyone helped in their own way – clearing debris, organizing food, building and installing the interiors! I was a bit sad myContinue reading “A Weekend of Building Community”

Super Exciting Update: Teva Community (& Matching Campaign!)

Friends! A super exciting announcement: I am a recently-elected member of the board of directors for Teva Community, a fantastic initiative for building community for nonspeaking autistic folks! We had a wonderful visit to the community site in Prescott, Arizona, last week. I have so much to share, but for now, please read below aboutContinue reading “Super Exciting Update: Teva Community (& Matching Campaign!)”

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!”

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”

Words worth a listen: SpellX Nov7!

Hi friends! I encourage you to join this exciting event! It features nonspeakers like me sharing our voices. It will be fun, inspiring, and enlightening! My peers and I are excited to wow you! My presentation is on friendship! Many friends collaborated with me, including Noah in the photo. I am so proud of theContinue reading “Words worth a listen: SpellX Nov7!”