Dani Hy Dennenberg
Empath. Intense. A romantic with a heart on her sleeve. Insatiable curiosity. Sentimental. Klutz with chutzpah. Fierceless defender of animals. Dani relishes bringing a creative spirit to all she does, whether in the garden, on a blank canvas, dancing, writing a song on guitar, or making a meal from the smattering of ingredients in the cupboard. Dani’s an upcycling artist with her Magpie 18 art company (https://www.facebook.com/
Among the things Dani is most proud: she taught global ethical issues to high school kids through her organization Seeds for Change, gleaned a Whitebelt in Nia (mind body dance) so she could bring it to women in recovery, protested Al Gore during a speech to 800 people (and was removed by secret service), which resulted in saving the lives of 800,000 animals slated to be killed in toxicity tests and became the first person in the United States to hold a Masters degree in Humane Education.
She has a special place in her heart for words – adores etymology, playing Balderdash, and grew even fonder of them by listening to NPR’s “A Way with Words.” Her writing has been published in Veg News, Portland Upside, San Diego’s “The Expresso,” and online (http://www.debozarko.com/
Dani is currently pursuing a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)degree and integrating it with women’s health, oncology and pediatrics, all with an emphasis in her clinical practice on nature and animal therapy and a plant-based diet.