“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

― Audre Lorde

Vanessa (Vee) has a background in Community Organizing with Color of Change, BYP100, CTWO, and Bay Area Black Worker Center. Her passion for DEI, advocacy, and centering marginalized people shines through in her jewelry and professional endeavors.

Vee has done interviews with Huff Post and See Change Mag on racial equity, speaking engagements with the Women’s Jewelry Association on Deconstructing Gender in Jewelry and presented research with Ethel’s Club. Vanessa is also a published researcher in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services.

Vanessa contracts with FitPros and is available for Wellness Trainings, Speaking Engagements, Academic Research, LGBTQ Competency Training, and Interviews.