Head of Programs

Danielle spends their days leading workshops around Australia with PROJECT ROCKIT. They are super passionate about social media, and using the technology in a positive way to share knowledge, find community, and have fun. They love having conversations around gender diversity and expression, and celebrating people for being their full selves, whatever that means to them.

They grew up in Melbourne's inner north west, and went to high school in the city. After graduating from Melbourne University in Media & Communications, they've had a few different career changes - bank teller, business analyst, and then moving to San Francisco to become a drag performer and walking tour guide. They specialised in LGBTQIA+ historical walking tours, and fell in love with public speaking, story telling, and social change. 

Since returning to Melbourne in 2016, they have been a proud P-ROCK presenter, working with students in Melbourne, Regional Victoria, Perth, Canberra, Regional NSW, Sydney, Hobart and Queensland. Their favourite part about PROJECT ROCKIT workshops is empowering young people to make their own decisions about what they want to see in the world, and how they treat other people.

When not presenting workshops, they can be found making performance art, producing quarterly performance nights with The Cocoa Butter Club, and organising magazine launches with Archer Magazine. 

DISLIKES: scary movies, being cold, sitting down for too long, slow internet connection

LIKES: pineapples, selfies, nature documentaries, the colour teal, riding motorcycles, alpacas

Mel Darlington