My Name is Lady Vanessa y yo soy Caleña, Colombiana. I am also an uninvited visitor on Treaty 6 Territory, Amiswachiwaskahegan. I am committed to honouring the treaty by learning to understand it, observing the ways in which we are not honouring it at the moment and listening to the original people of this land on how to protect and take care of this home.
I offer my hands and my heart to Turtle Island, Madre Tierra, Abaya Yala, The Caribbean and Namibia (The land that birthed and embraced the poet in me). I am a multi-disciplinary artist and 2018 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam national champion. I offer tools for self- healing and community engagement, building and accountability.
I am playwright, author and performer of the play "Three Ladies" and co-creator of "Whiteface". I am Founder of Sinergia, Fiesta y Resistencia and "Remix the Ritual"- A Hip Hop theatre collective. I am a crew member of "Los FreeRoosters" in Cali, Colombia.
I am a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a lover, a neece, an auntie,a woman, a human, a future birth worker, a healer, a mentor, a student, an artist, a poet and a prophet always aiming to channel the message of loVe.