“Her ability to be candid yet factual about different health issues that young ladies experience is amazing. I knew she was someone to be set apart from others on the day she presented in my Health Narratives class. In the first part of her lecture she made her college-aged audience say aloud and become comfortable with the word ‘vagina’ – wow!! … We all need a dynamic voice like Danielle’s to make us feel empowered and unashamed of the different health experiences and obstacles we have to negotiate.”

Angela Cooke-Jackson, PhD, MPH

“[Danielle] writes bravely, honestly, asking the bigger questions while fully living the mundane details of life with pelvic pain. This topic is not easy to write or talk about. We live in a culture where women are shamed for their bodies and their sexuality, and “down there” is often cloaked in ignorance. Yet there is Danielle, living her life out loud, valuing her body and validating her sexuality, even when the details of her experience are raw and tender. Her writing is my favorite kind: it elucidates the sad difficulties and painful facets of life while never losing its hope or sunshine.”

Faith Cornwall, Creator of YatraYoni.com, Support & Sisterhood for Women with Pelvic Pain