When Daralyse Lyons isn’t doing splits or jumping out of airplanes, this former yoga teacher and eternal adrenaline junkie can be found with pen in hand furiously scribbling her latest novel. To date, she has written more than two dozen full-length books, a handful of short stories, and countless articles. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the host of a successful podcast, an actor, a storyteller, and a summa cum laude graduate of NYU, Daralyse brings intelligence and enthusiasm to all her endeavors.
By this Author
I date people of different genders, but let's skip the labels about sexuality
I’m comfortable with myself. Are you?
Daralyse Lyons wishes the people she’s dated were comfortable enough with themselves to accept all of her, including her fluid sexuality.
As protests against police brutality ignite, what can Black officers tell us?
Protests are not enough
America is reckoning with its racist institutions, including police forces that disproportionately target Black people and people of color. But what about the officers working inside this system while also experiencing systemic racism? Daralyse Lyons considers.
This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I acknowledge survivors' complicated feelings
Me too, with love
Daralyse Lyons experienced sexual abuse at a young age, and then she experienced other people’s assumptions about how she should feel about it. How did she navigate recovery?
How being both Black and white helped me embrace all aspects of myself
Loving my biracial identity
Daralyse Lyons grew up in a place with no flexibility for racial identity, but appreciating the duality of her own background opened the door for other kinds of radical acceptance in life and love.
Kellman Brown Academy presents the Anne Frank Center’s ‘Letters from Anne & Martin’
Portrayals of promise
As both MLK Day and National Holocaust Remembrance Day approach, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect presented its ‘Letters from Anne & Martin’ in South Jersey. Daralyse Lyons was there.
Arden Theatre Company presents ‘The Snow Queen’
An icy show warms the winter stage
A versatile cast offers a warm and engaging winter tale with the Arden’s ‘Snow Queen.’ Daralyse Lyons reviews.
1812 Productions presents ‘This Is The Week That Is’
Humor in the headlines
Fans of 1812's annual 'This Is The Week That Is,' a live political satire onstage, often return for multiple shows, because it's different every night. Daralyse Lyons visits the rehearsal room.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens presents ‘Visionary Voices’
Faces of Philadelphia
‘Visionary Voices,’ a portrait exhibition featuring four self-taught artists, invites viewers to find themselves and draw their own conclusions. Daralyse Lyons reviews.
The National Liberty Museum presents ‘Forbidden Art’
The art that survived Auschwitz
The National Liberty Museum welcomes an extraordinary collection of “forbidden” art that documented life inside Auschwitz from the prisoners’ own point of view. Daralyse Lyons considers.
When your disability is often invisible, it can be hard to claim your identity
Living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Journalist Daralyse Lyons was living with the symptoms of a rare connective-tissue disorder long before she had a word for it, but her official diagnosis led to an important life decision.