Dani Lee Damas

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Solo Travel, Nature Trips, Mental Health Representation
  • Originally from the Midwest, Dani embarked on their first solo travel adventure right after high school, visiting multiple U.S. states while living in a tent on the Renaissance festival circuit.
  • Not content to remain on a single continent, they have traveled to multiple countries, including Ireland and Thailand, and spent two months immersed in the language and culture of Seoul, South Korea.
  • As a writer and editor, Dani examines the roles that nature, community, and representation play in reducing the prevalence and stigma of mental illness. They also advocate for mental health using their lived experience with bipolar disorder.


Dani's professional writing career kicked off in 2016 when HelloGiggles published their first article detailing how K-pop and international style icon G-Dragon helped them uncover their gender identity. After working with startups and small businesses for two years, Dani leveraged their skill set to break into the video game industry as a features writer for Static Media in 2018, a position that led to their appointment as the lead editor for SVG and gaming editor for Looper. They have now tapped into their lifelong love of travel and learning about other cultures as an editor at Explore.


Dani is pursuing a bachelor's degree in neuroscience. They hope to develop new approaches to treating mental distress.
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