About

"I never faced an obstacle that made me weaker." Danielle Marie

It's Danielle Marie is a blog and influential platform formed by myself, Danielle Marie. As a designer and entrepreneur, I aim to share my perspective on what it’s like to live with a disability through my own shared experiences and celebrate diversity in fashion and lifestyle through original content. Born with severe hearing loss in both my ears, I decided to turn my ultimate weakness into an admirable  strength. Supporting topics like mental health, wellness, food, travel, product reviews, self-care, personal style, sustainability, and relationships, I want to awaken your senses by standing up to “blogger perfection,” and pushing for more authenticity, individuality, and inclusion in an otherwise seemingly picture-perfect world.

 

Purpose: Through my blog, I hope to make others understand that ‘dis-abled’ really just means ‘differently-abled.” People can become uncomfortable with realities and/or conditions that are unfamiliar to them (I get it). But if we can familiarize others with realities like disabilities (both physical and invisible), then we can change the whole landscape and stigma around it as well. My mission is to “awaken the senses” of my audience - to encourage others to learn from and tune into other perspectives that may be different from their own. Danielle Marie was created to be a safe and positive space to share my story, experiences, and original content in the form of blog posts, YouTube videos, and social media. As I challenge myself to awaken my own senses, I hope my content encourages others to join me in challenging themselves, too.

 

Vision: I envision a world where people’s imperfections and differences are embraced and celebrated. A world that uses less filters and shares more honest thoughts and opinions. I want to see more diversity in spaces like fashion and lifestyle, filled with every kind of role model - particularly role models with disabilities. And I see the It's Danielle Marie brand contributing to and driving that movement. I believe that the “unfiltered” parts of life (the parts we don’t always like to share) are just as real and necessary as the “filtered” parts of it (i.e. everything that appears picture perfect). I believe in making ‘different’ and ‘honest’ beautiful things to be shared. I believe that physical and invisible disabilities deserve a chance to shine. I believe in promoting diversity while staying true to who we are and sharing experiences for others to learn from and enjoy as well.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you decide to support this journey! Please contact me with any questions or comments you may have. I'd love to get to know you and hear your story, too.

 

The Blog

September 26, 2020

I decided to dedicate a post for you guys that sheds light on one of my favorite online shops for paper products and customization.

July 25, 2020

As uncertain and displeasing as isolation at home may be, isolation is still capable of opening many doors for us - both figuratively and literally.

July 6, 2020

In this post, I share how social media has helped me rise above the virus and stay creative in quarantine.

March 24, 2020

Here are 5 things that undoubtedly eased my cross country move. I'm incredibly relieved I considered these things this time around.

September 23, 2019

In this blog post, I talk about the pros and cons of "single" as a relationship status and why I think singlehood is both freeing and lonely.

July 28, 2019

In the short time that I was there, I discovered some cool spots in Nashville. This post shares a few of my favorites any first-timer must see.

June 23, 2019

This post shares how you can discover your individualized taste and make your wardrobe more versatile no matter what season it is.

June 22, 2019

This post shares an easy way you can modify a classic Mexican-inspired dish. These quesadillas are as tasty as they are healthy.

April 24, 2019

Spring is finally here! I often look forward to embracing a new season. Especially because I enjoy making note of emerging trends, as well as incorporating some of l them with my “everyday” wardrobe. To me, it's sort of like keeping things spontaneous in your closet by...

April 7, 2019

This week I experimented with this old childhood favorite recipe and elevated it just a bit to satisfy my adult palate.

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Danielle Marie directly at:

dmgumina@gmail.com

Currently:  San Diego, CA

 
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