Vanessa (she/her) is a queer dyke writer living in Portland, OR. She’s the community editor at Autostraddle and a teaching artist with 826NYC. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is a Tin House Summer Workshop alum. Vanessa writes about friendship, home, loneliness, grief, sex, and the body; her work has been published or is forthcoming in Autostraddle, Nylon, Catapult, Alma, Shape, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter at @vanessapamela, on Instagram at @vanessatakesphotos, or sign up for her bi-weekly newsletter HEY BABE at vanessapamela.substack.com.

Get in touch: vanessa [dot] pamela [at] gmail [dot] com.