generic speaker image
Dani Bostick - . Colorado Springs, Colorado Area, CO, US

Dani Bostick Dani Bostick

Counselor, Educator, Writer, Activist

Colorado Springs, Colorado Area, CO, UNITED STATES

Disrupting the culture of shame and silence surrounding sexual assault and child sexual abuse.


An educator, speaker, writer, therapist, Dani considers herself first and foremost a disrupter of shame and silence. A victim of child sexual abuse, Dani speaks openly about her experience-- from the crime itself to reporting it three decades later-- candidly and openly.

Dani is also a sports writer, primarily interested in cultural issues in the NFL. She also writes about trauma, mental health, and women's issues.

She speaks on a wide range of topics:

Sexual abuse and assault
Domestic Violence
Women's issues
Cultural issues in the NFL
Mental health
Dead languages
Classroom management
Other topics related to education

Industry Expertise (4)

Mental Health Care Women Sport - Professional Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (6)

Sexual Assault Awareness Child Sexual Abuse Prevention NFL Ptsd Behavior Management Motivational Interviewing

Education (3)

University of Colorado: M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2015

University of Scranton: M.S., Curriculum and Instruction 2008

Catholic University of America: B.A., Greek and Latin 1998

Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Academic All American

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Italian

Media Appearances (4)

On the Line

Vice  online


Vice reporter Liz Field hosted a panel discussion about untested rape kits. My segment begins at 11:30.

view more

Decades later, victims of sexual assault speak out

HuffPost Live  online


Adult victims of child sexual abuse share their stories.

view more

Former coach gets 15 years for child sex abuse

WUSA9  tv


Raw footage of an interview with WUSA after the perpetrator associated with my case was sentenced.

view more

Al Jazeera Weekend News

Al Jazeera America  tv


Discussion of NFL's policy's regarding uniforms and recent fines against players commemorating parents lost to cancer and domestic violence.

Event Appearances (4)

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

COVA 2015  Keystone, Colorado


TEDx Colorado Springs

TEDx Colorado Springs  Colorado Springs, Colorado


USA Swimming

Safe Sport Conference  Colorado Springs, Colorado


Rock Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Sexual Assault Awareness Week  Parker, Colorado




  • Keynote
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


500 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Articles (5)

After 30 years a woman confronts her abuser- and herself The Washington Post


"Like some victims, I took years-- decades actually-- to come to grips with what happened to me. But unlike most, I ultimately came forward, reported the crime, and allowed my name to be used in public court records and news accounts."

view more

9 things you should never say to a rape victim Marie Claire


1. Any statement that begins with "at least."

There is no mitigating the horror and pain of a sexual assault by comparing it with another worse crime. "At least you've learned how to function." "At least" statements ignore the victim's present pain.

view more

PTSD: It's not just for veterans Huffington Post


It's easy to explain away symptoms as more socially acceptable and common conditions. "Must be depression!" Or, "Oh, I guess I've always been hypersensitive." Those statements are easier to say than, "I think I have PTSD."

view more

CBS sets women in sports reporting back about fifty years Huffington Post


Instead, she came across as a blonde ditz of the "math is hard" ilk, a common and unfortunate trope that reinforces stereotypes that women are less intelligent, tech savvy, and competent than men.

view more

Breaking free of silence and shame Huffington Post, Good Men Project, To Write Love on her Arms


Until recently, I -- like most victims -- participated in a code of silence, burying all memories of my traumatic childhood, feeling a deep sense of shame, and walking through life burdened by a secret I was keeping from everyone -- even myself.

view more