Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She’s the author of the poetry book, “In Less than a Year,” and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand’s unique stories for over a decade. When she’s not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children’s books or belting out karaoke to her favorite 80s tunes. INSTA: @nessnixtony
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An activist takes a stand—literally—against deportation.
The automated translator has gone berserk—spooking some and entertaining others.
Cruise's new mantra will leave you in stitches.
Cops disregard "judgement-free zone" to detain a lewd nude dude.
New Egyptian delicacy takes the internet by storm.
Someone got a little salty during the Q&A.
Everyone's favorite former FBI director jabs Trump.
Outpacing Kylie Cosmetics to reach billionaire status first.
Over $20k has now been raised for his funeral.
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Couple massaged her legs at night.
She "ripped her skin off."
Oh Hollywood—are you really THAT transparent?
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Maybe this is how Picasso developed his style.
What can we expect?
The latest in an epidemic of white people calling the police on others for "simply being black."
The billionaire lost his cool
It's Cher and Meryl—what's not to like?
Funny TV or too adult for Family Feud?
This time it's not a virus.
Horror story for pets kept in deplorable conditions has a happy ending.
Twitter proves truth is stranger than fiction in the animal kingdom.
Stine Seed Company is accused of a plot to land grab.
Florida student seeks to get the word out about this little-known danger.
The Trump administration is dropping the ball on providing details for family reunifications.
Fighting tooth and nail to defend our furry, four-legged friends.
Reddit's popular sub Skincare Addiction full of willing helpers.
Enterprising six-year-old stacks cash for college.
Twitter has had it with Offred.
Fans are stoked about the brand's latest campaign.
The Dangerous Woman pop icon shows strength in the face of adversity.
Is it shade or a simple clarification?
In some neighborhoods, it's apparently "suspicious" just to walk around while black.
Pro-tip—maybe don't cheat in full view of T.V. cameras and a jumbotron.
Looks like the President may have a precedent for cutting benefits.
Some heroes wear wings.
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Watching this family reunite will bring a tear to your eye.
Turns out the tortured artist had his finger on the pulse.
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One brave dad steps into a new role and hopes to influence many.
This football player goes long to get his point across, using a very graphic image of his injury.
Billionaire Tesla CEO may have a fresh idea to save stranded boys and their coach.
Fighting the good fight in the trenches of the internet.
#IDAdam joins the ranks of white self-deputized busybodies targeting POC in public spaces.
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Trump University may have a new graduate...
Turns out the sweet proposal was backed by Kit Kat.
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Who's feeling the need for speed?
Respecting your elders doesn't appear to be something this mini-mart and fuel station lives by.
Heavy rains make a quick rescue impossible.
They each thought the other was dead!
Homme shows what made Bourdain great.
Exes stay friends all the way to the altar.
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Sexuality, mental health, and self-care are all on the menu.
O was #TeamMexico for their match against Brazil.
From celebration to humiliation in 0.2 seconds.
Home is where the street is???
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Kennedy's departure allows Trump to make SCOTUS take a hard right.
Over 13 calls to family services claiming abuse of little Anthony Avalos couldn't save him.
Proving once again, that art restoration by amateurs should not be attempted.
The 5-4 decision cracks down on Muslim immigration and dredges up bad memories.
They work "just as well."
In the end, it's a battle to the...cutest?!
Seattle sports representing on the national scene.
The shocking revelation will leave you shook.
Thin-skinned Prez holds a grudge against comedians.