A [Kinda] Brief Biography


Seattle, December 2016

Dany grew up in Wichita, KS. Born in 1990, she was raised in a good home, with a great family she loves very much.
In 1997, Dany was introduced to the Star Wars trilogy for the first time, which awakened in her a love for all things film, cinema, and science fiction.

In 2014, she left Kansas to pursue an education at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. She majored in Visual Effects (with an emphasis on compositing) and minored in Film and Television.

In 2015, she officially came out as transgender to her friends and family and began an ongoing journey of finding herself through transitioning to female. She has never been happier.

In 2016, she started a podcast, The .femm Podcast, with one of her best friends, in which they discussed feminist issues, advances in science and technology, and transgender issues before ending for a five-month hiatus. Now, with the help of best friends Hannah Patellis and Claire Michelle, Dany is once again gearing up to relaunch the podcast under the new title dottFemm, where she and her co-hosts speak with various guests about the intersection between the transgender experience and everyday life in an attempt to show that “Transgender people are just real, normal people.”

Danielle also works as a freelance web developer, most recently building a website for a Seattle company,  ArcLight Boards. In her spare time, she enjoys browsing Reddit and keeping in touch with those she loves in the form of social media. She can be found curled up on the couch most evenings, reading articles on various topics (or a good book), and sipping a glass of red wine. She enjoys writing (although she’ll be the first to tell you she doesn’t do it nearly enough) and binge-watching a good television show or analyzing a film.

Dany also fancies herself as an activist of sorts. Although not as influential as her heroes Laverne Cox, Laura Jane Grace, and Lana and Lilly Wachowski, she does, however, work to bring to light the issues and struggles faced by millions of transgender people around the world through her podcast, her blog, and community outreach. Above all, she just wants to show that being transgender is not abnormal.

She now lives in Seattle, Washington.