Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, educator and mama. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa’s work has appeared in The NY Times, The Washington Post, Longreads, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, the VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, and the NYTimes Bestselling anthology Not That Bad, edited by Roxane Gay, among others. Vanessa is the founder of the Writing Our Lives Workshop and the Writing the Mother Wound Movement. When she's not writing or teaching, you can find Vanessa either on a dance floor, in a gym punching a bag or in the woods hiking and talking to trees. Find out more about her relentlessness at vanessamartir.com.