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 was one of four members of the first Bronx-based all Latinx poetry slam team, project x and her poetry has traveled as far as Aruba's "Poetry is an Island" festival. She has been featured by Bronx Museum of Arts, San Francisco's Museum of African Diaspora, and People En Espanol Magazine. On 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 2010 New York State Dream Activist Award and becoming a recipient of and Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowship and New York Immigration Coalition's DREAM Fellowship. Currently, her community and artistic work centers the nuances of being both Black and immigrant.