Hi, I'm Danielle!
I'm a director of a small alternative high school that serves at-risk and disadvantaged youth and a writer in New York. I created Struck Inside Out in 2014 when I realized that all the personal stories I was writing about in my journals would help people with similar challenges.
Growing up, I thought I was too connected to my emotions. I now honor and embrace my ability to feel so profoundly. It's one of my greatest blessings.
Once I started publishing within the Struck Inside Out community, I received positive feedback from readers who were relieved to discover that they weren't alone in their experiences.
In the last five years I've been published in Best Self Magazine, Thought Catalog, and Elite Daily. I've run writing workshops, created a mastermind with some incredible women, launched a podcast, worked on brand partnerships, became a meditation teacher on Insight Timer, and published my first book, Struck Inside Out: Essays, Meditations, and Poetry to Help You Heal Heartbreak, Embrace Change, and Love Yourself.
My intention with this space is to uplift and inspire you to embrace the true nature of who you are. I hope Struck Inside Out encourages you to experiment with new ways of being while loving yourself throughout the process.
I believe when you pursue beauty in yourself and your everyday world, you create a more purposeful and meaningful life.
Sending love always,