Vanessa Taylor

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Vanessa Taylor (@bacontribe) is a freelance writer based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She's interested in using a multi disciplinary approach to social justice, from on-the-grounds activism to finding accessible ways to educate community, with writing as a way to make sense of it all. Her work has appeared in Racked, Teen Vogue, Rise Up Review, and elsewhere. She is currently an Arts & Culture co-editor for Sapelo Square and a fellow for Muslim Wellness' inaugural DREL fellowship class.

Stories

Cover Photo: Photo courtesy of Mishal Ibrahim/Unsplah
If You Don’t Mind the Drowning

There are times you have legs. Mostly, you do not. You smile with teeth grown sharp from gnawing at chains that refuse to release.

Mar 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Marissa Harris/Unsplash
Scorching, Smokeless Fire

Everything started when we were thirteen—young and learning to love the womanhood that our mothers forced upon us.

Oct 19, 2018
Cover Photo: I Would Die 4 U by Rock Martinez/jpellgen/flickr
Black & Midwestern: On the Mississippi and Sites of Memory

“The question of where you’re from is often met with eager anticipation to easily judge you.”

Mar 13, 2018