I'm Danielle Jordon, Dani J, or DJ Roesch.
Which might come as a bit of a surprise for some of you, especially given my prior ID. But I started hormonal transitioning back in October of last year.
I'm usually not one for pronouncements, tending to keep largely to myself. A survival mechanism I picked up over the years having grown up in a largely conservative, exclusionary, isolationist, and downtrodden rural area with an abusive, mentally ill parent whose Evilangelicist leanings made increasingly paranoid. However, growth, whether personal or artistic, takes both a willingness to be introspective, along with a change in one's behaviors, thought structures, and belief sets, and I've been doing a lot of changing. Sometimes, you can surprise yourself with how much of yourself is genuinely "you" and how much is just something you took upon yourself in order to get by. And I've certainly had a lot to uncover since I originally joined this site, 14 years ago. Part of me wishes it had happened sooner, but I'm happy enough that it's happening now.
In addition to the ID change, I have already started clearing out some of my gallery here. I've drawn a lot various subject matter over the years; some for money, some for "exposure", and some for myself. So, in continuing the theme of change, I've decided that there's certain material l'm pretty much done with. Most of which is commissioned work that I took because I needed the money and isn't actually posted here (at least not by myself) though. I'm certain that the majority of it is available somewhere, as that's just the nature of the internet. I'm not hiding anything, whether a mistake or not, more that I'm taking the opportunity to start a somewhat new chapter.
Edit: I'm not leaving DA or something like that. Would be weird to get a Core membership so I could change my name, only to leave.