Inclusive with Dani Cabs

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part of a series on Inclusive

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Our speaker this month, Daniel Cabrera (aka Dani Cabs) is an actor, MC, facilitator, photographer, clown and all round nice guy based in Brisbane.

In 2014, as a self-taught clown, Dani migrated from working as a visual artist to writing and performing various award-winning shows at numerous festivals both nationally and internationally, such as Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

From early on in his performance career, Dani found joy in providing a platform for his audiences to play and perform. His style strongly focused toward interactive theatre and characters.

He believes that play is an essential part of an individual’s healthy well being, a fact that is neglected the older we get, thus providing the motivation for his artistic works.


When different people come into our lives, they bring gifts.

We can blend the best of our wisdom with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other to produce closer circles that foster community and commit to diversity. People who include with intention, raise their hand to do the work of embracing what is unfamiliar.

Inclusion is an attitude to consciously be open to ideas that come from outside of our settled ways of thinking or feeling. It’s about making a decision that comes from a place of love, of caring for others.

When you place inclusivity at the center of how you live, it has great power to heal, elevate new voices, and change the narrative of who belongs. As diversity advocate Vernā Myers once said, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Our Grand Rapids chapter chose this month’s exploration of Inclusive, Libby VanderPloeg illustrated the theme, and is presenting the theme globally.


You’re treated to your morning cuppa joe with The Monday, which exists to explore and connect the Australian specialty coffee community with appreciators and friends. Alex and Tyler are sure to serve it with a smile, make sure you introduce yourself!

We’re welcoming one of our faves, Naïm restaurant in Paddington back as our breakfast sponsor again. Their head chef, Vince Estacio, is planning our brekky bites as we speak.