Hi! I'm Danielle
Name: Danielle Bitton
Age: 35 years old
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Profession: Singer, Actress, DJ
Hello and welcome to my blog "The Journey Within"
I started writing this blog to help process the journey I have been on since I got diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on the 23 of December 2019 and also finding out I was BRCA2 positive. It has been a very cathartic and therapeutic experience writing, as I have always loved to write but never really had an outlet.
I wrote this blog to shed light on breast cancer, raise awareness and share my insights and lessons I have learnt along the road to recovery. I know how scary this journey can be and I want you to know I am here to support you every step of the way I can. Should you seek additional support, I am also the brand ambassador for Reach For Recovery the most incredible organisation of fellow breast cancer warriors offering support to breast cancer patients in South Africa. www.reach4recovery.org.za
I know that there are many women who find themselves in my situation and would like a platform to connect. Whether you're a survivor who can offer support or someone who has recently been diagnosed and seeking advice and support. May this be a safe space to reach out to one another. you can do so by posting in the community forum page.
A little bit about me
My passion is music and performing, I love to be on stage whether it be with an amazing live band, singing, acting, dancing in a musical production, performing as a Guest Entertainer on cruise lines or DJing and singing at private and corporate events.
I absolutely love what I do, which is such a blessing!
I won't bore you with all the details on my career highlights for that you can check out my entertainment website. www.daniellebitton.com
I am a free spirit, I've always danced to the beat of my own drum and chosen the road less travelled. I have a very passionate and positive outlook on life. I'm creatively charged and loved to get lost "inflow" all through the night sometimes. My circadian rhythms are quite different to most. Another fun fact about me is I love to paint when I have time between musical tours and gigging.
I've always been very independent and like to think of myself as a citizen of the world, having lived in; Los Angeles for a year and a half, New York for 7 years in my twenties (that's a story for another post) and then going on a journey to find some soul in the holy land, Israel where I lived in Tel Aviv for 2 years and starred in the Israeli XFactor. I also Lived in Malta, be it in the Intercontinental Hotel as I had a singing contract there for 6 months. I Love to travel and often get bored in the same place for too long. I crave adventure, excitement, experiencing different cultures and tasting all the flavours around the globe as I am a real foodie. That being said I am super health-conscious, eat a balanced diet, enjoy long walks and Pilates and I don't drink or smoke. I get high of the music and performing which is my drug!
Summer is my season, I come alive as the muted hues change to vivid blue skies. I love colour! and my closet is a reflection of my global collection and bright and bold taste. Winter is a bit of a downer for me as I suffer from SAD (Seasonal Adjustment Depression). I managed to chase the summer though for many years, and now I just surrender to the seasons of life and watch Netflix.
I am a very social being, I'm the life and soul of the party and love to dress up, dance and meet new and interesting people. I have an eclectic bunch of friends and they all add so much colour and splendour to my life. I'm also quite comfortable being at home and chilling.
Family is everything to me, my mother is like my best friend and my brother, sister and I are very close. We are the tightest little nucleus of a family. I'm so blessed to have them.
There's much more I could write, but I'm sure you will get a deeper understanding of who I am by reading my posts.
My favourite desserts ( how could I pick just 1?):
Creme Brule / Banoffee Pie / Cheese Cake
I love to sleep!
I love hot Baths
I could beach or lie by the pool all day! I am a sun Worshipper
Favourite places I've travelled to and want to visit again,
Greece, Italy and Israel
I love shopping ( you could say it's my vice) but especially bargain hunting.
Food I despise: Olives and Herring, Snoek (I know, not ideal being Jewish right?)
The food in China (it's not like western Chinese food!)
Favorite meal out: a nice piece of fish!
Heavy metal music and monotonous techno
Waking up early in the morning. (Unless I have to be on set, do an interview, be at rehearsals, need to catch a flight or have a doctor's appointment, it ain't happening)
Biggest Fear: I'm petrified of Cockroaches
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Help & Supporting One Another
I know how scary this Journey can be and I want you to know I am here to support you every step of the way. I am just an email away!
I also know that there are many women who find themselves in my situation and would like a platform to connect. Whether you're a survivor who can offer support or someone who has recently been diagnosed and seeking advice and support. May this be a safe space to reach out to one another.
If you are a survivor and looking for a way to give back, Reach for Recovery is an incredible organisation that allows breast cancer survivors to offer support to breast cancer patients in hospital.
find out more here www.reach4recovery.org.za