Lead Presenter

“Reach for the stars, so if you fall you’ll land on a cloud.” - Kanye West

Dani Leever/DL is a writer, workshop presenter, storyteller and definitely not actually a golden retriever wearing human clothing. They’re a  lover of early 2000’s Nickelodeon shows and also is also the fourth member of Destiny’s Child. 

When they’re not working with young people around the country for PROJECT ROCKIT, they’re volunteering with headspace and Minus18. They’re incredibly passionate about social justice and equality.

Dani has written for SBS, VICE, Pedestrian.tv, Broadsheet, Archer, JUNKEE and a few more. They write about mental health, feminism, LGBTI issues and pop culture. Except one time they wrote about getting their cat an energy cleanse and it went viral in Germany (true story). 

Dani studied Professional Communication at RMIT, where they was the recipient of the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship for leadership and community involvement. They regularly perform in storytelling slams, have worked in film and documentary production and also do dog walking on the side. As you can guess, they never sleep.

LIKES: Mermaids, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, friendship, Lizzie Mcquire, making collages about their feelings, wearing colourful wigs, looking at pictures of dogs on the Internet, the solar system, RuPaul’s Drag Race and vinyl records.    

DISLIKES: How obsessed they are with Vampire Diaries, the bottom of the ocean, bigoted and hateful people, having scary dreams about zombies, running out of podcasts to listen to. 

Mel Darlington