Danie Ocean Bio

Danie Ocean Jackson


BSR Contributor Since July 29, 2019

Danie Ocean Jackson (they/them) is a folk/jazz singer/songwriter, composer, writer, and life coach.

Danie Ocean Jackson is a folk/jazz singer/songwriter, composer, writer, and life coach. They live with their partner, father, and a cat named Lyric in Media, Pennsylvania. Danie is a 2020 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award recipient. To book Danie for a performance, speaking engagement, or inquire about life coaching, email them at [email protected].

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At the arcade, a young “DAN” imagined being a superhero, but adulthood brought surprising changes. (Photo by Arcade Perfect, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Here’s what my blindness made me realize about superheroes

Reinventing the hero

Danie Jackson grew up loving superheroes, but a changing career and coping with vision loss brought a new perspective on helping and accepting help.
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Danie Jackson plays the guitar, giving and receiving smiles. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

How do protests and a pandemic invite us to rediscover play?

The power of play

Danie Jackson knows that taking a walk is safer for some bodies than for others—but there are still ways to stay open to the good in the world.
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Danie Jackson

Essays 4 minute read
On the outside in Media: musician and singer/songwriter Danie Ocean. (Photo by Brian Samson.)

Does the cultural renaissance in Media, PA include everybody?

No welcome at home

Media, PA is getting is own accolades as an arts and culture destination—but does this historic Philly suburb actually welcome performers of all backgrounds? Danie Ocean considers.
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Danie Jackson

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Danie Ocean, a Black person in shorts and tank top, plays an electronic drum set at home, singing along to the music.

Losing your sight means adaptation, in life as well as music. I seize the rhythm.

A drummer’s Pride and joy

Delight is something writer and musician Danie Ocean wants more of, and that means picking up a new instrument. It’s a career move, but also a move for Black, queer, blind, nonbinary joy.
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Danie Jackson

Essays 2 minute read
Danie leans on a bridge’s railing during a walk in the green outdoors. They are smiling & wearing purple pants & blue hoodie

Black, queer, disabled self-love is a necessary act of rebellion and healing

The power of equanimity

Writer and musician Danie Ocean Jackson has learned how hard it can be to sense the world from the inside out rather than the outside in, but it’s more necessary than ever.
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Danie Jackson

Essays 5 minute read