danyeli rodriguez del orbe
Danyeli (pronounced Dan-Jelly) is a Dominican, Bronx-raised community organizer, writer, and spoken word performer. Her work raises awareness around issues of race, gender, and migration. She has been featured by Bronx Museum of Arts, San Francisco's Museum of African Diaspora, and People En Espanol Magazine to name a few. In December 2019, she self-published her first collection of poetry, periodicos de ayer, a lover’s archive. Danyeli is also the co-founder and co-host of loose accents, a Latinx podcast that highlights the immigrant experiences of the East and West coast. In addition to performing, Danyeli has been an avid advocate for immigrant rights, receiving the New York State Dream Activist Award and becoming a recipient of the Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship and New York Immigration Coalition's DREAM Fellowship. As of May 2020, she is a recipient of the Define American Immigrant Artist Fellowship and a community organizer for the UndocuBlack Network. Currently, her community and artistic work centers the nuances of being both Black and undocumented/ formerly undocumented.