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
Demonstration appears to be a direct response to De Niro's comments at the Tony Awards.
This Pennsylvania legislator wants Pence out of his state.
The actor is once again on track to vex his ex Roseanne.
Could this mean a more progressive future?
She leaves behind a legacy of interspecies communication.
Supermodel admits she's been pining for the aardvark since childhood.
It's pretty heady stuff.
Was it retro diner speak, a typo, or nasty instructions for the cook?
Her tweet has since been taken down, but the damage has already been done.
Even the current FLOTUS seems to be at odds with separating children from their families.
Has she gone too far?
She's not gonna take it—and neither should you.
Shot of two-year-old asylum seeker near the US-Mexico border broke hearts around the web.
Luckily, villagers came to his rescue.
In this case no means "Nooooooo!!"
Turns out the kid really likes his vegetables.
Pot-bellied models shared the stage with six-armed men.
Grooming or transmutation?
At least he's not like those "savage" Canadians.
McGregor plumbs the depths of what Danny Torrance has been up to all these years.
This is why we call dogs man's - or woman's- best friend!
Fans get a taste of what might have been.
Turns out he had some pretty killer moves.
Tiny trash panda painstakingly scales building in a last ditch effort to save itself.
The former basketball star refers to the brutal dictator "a big kid."
Turns out that popular meme is so last century.
Turns out the pop princess provided just the motivation he needed.
The celebrity chef's advice was short but salty-sweet in tone.
NPH makes a misstep at the 2018 Tony Awards.
The highly revered actor had a few choice words for President Trump.
Boyfriend uses his spidey sense to think up the coolest (and cutest) way to ask his girlfriend to prom.
Seems everyone is fascinated with this old British tradition.
Humor writer walks us through this movie moment we've all seen a thousand times.
Do future predictions made by artificial intelligence warrant a spoiler alert?
Those times you wished you'd said nothing at all.
Thankful rescue dog brightens everyone's day.
Iconic spaceship comes to life for Solo premier.
Connecticut IS full of surprises as it looks to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
The fickle songstress couldn't pick just one.
The actor spilled the tea on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
You'll never listen to Meredith Brooks' quite the same again.
Dog is awarded for patient display of loyalty with local and internet fame.
It seems the H reveals more about your age than you may want.
Disney supports life-saving children's programs with 'Force for Change.'
Singer rises from the 'Ashes' as her latest track for the Deadpool soundtrack goes viral.
One man's act of kindness serves as an example of positivity and results in new friendships.
If he never met her, then who is that with her in the photo?!
For those who've never been to Italy, the FOMO is real.
Their message is clear: We won't stop until something is done.
Dwayne Johnson "rocks" one high school student's world.
Arianators are shook by Grande's latest track.
Deadpool proves once again he gives zero effs.
Proof that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.
Way back fax to a "petty" teacher rings true for Twitter.
Intense ground rules for Avengers movie are either the way to go or way too much.
Can you verify your pet by their taste in music?
SNL delivers what some are calling their funniest skit in years.
Twitter deconstructs this hilarious backstage photo of the cast of Saturday Night Live (2008).
Riddle number 1,000,000,001 in Great Unexplained Mysteries of the Internet.
For a character who has yet to make a physical appearance, Honey Best sure seems to be a fan favorite.
Invasive bill is a huge step backward for women's rights.
A delightful behind-the-scenes glimpse of the recording of a beloved Disney musical number.
Truth is—it was a bit more than a typo.
Turns out he's a prince of a guy, too!
Fresh from vacation, Colbert speculates about how Monday's F.B.I. raid on Trump's lawyer was triggered.
This wake-up call from a holocaust survivor should not be minimized.
Just what table the President will be sitting at is yet to be determined.
Shake it 'til you break it...the internet that is.
Pictures of the state of her classroom tell the real story.
The ultimate honor from the Master of Horror himself.
Monkey business epic fail.
Their texts had people on Twitter quacking up!
Some take issue with the BFFs before pic.
The perfectly adorable Olympic pair are just pals.
Self-described "geek" gets the green light on street naming.
A sad but touching tale of one superfan and the cast that adored her.
Rapper and mogul Jay-Z recalls an intimate moment on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
Do they really think our insides are a maze?
Hearing funnyman Rogen tell this incriminating story is hilarious.
The family of the boy who went viral for hugging a cop has died in the deadly crash.
Matching outfits to boot!
A hard-won victory for the American Civil Liberties Union—but a long road ahead.
The violently angry nature of the police in these graphic videos is extremely disturbing.
This is one class photo not to be proud of.
Contrary to Trump's beliefs, the show's NOT about him.
Roseanne's reboot makes Twitter users wonder who else would vote Trump.
One teacher's openness about her sexual orientation sparks heated debate online.
A step backwards for the transgender community is a step backwards for all of America.
Crop circles, Stonehenge—who bit Beyoncé’s face?
A funny dig if you don't scrutinize it to death.
Old guard wisdom or old man problems?
Back in the 80s and 90s, it was just called childhood.
It seems blood may NOT be thicker than political ideology.
An instance where size really does matter.
Mysterious emoji secrets are finally revealed.
John Cena prom photo = awkward, funny, and handsome all in one.
Prepare to do a double take at this unexpected tailgate decal.
Who knew plants could be so nefarious?
Twitter pulls no punches when Trump's words and actions don't align.