Vanessa Rochelle Lewis

Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, MFA, is a Queer, Fat, Black, Femme performer, facilitator, educator, writer, activist, healer, and joyful weirdo.

Lewis has been a writer and managing editor for Everyday Feminism and Black Girl Dangerous; an instructor at multiple Bay Area community colleagues; the Artist-Facilitator In Residence for the Young Women Freedom Center; and a core team member for Creating Freedom Movements. She is currently the Director of Programming for the Positive Results Center, an organization that addresses trauma and prevents violence within marginalized communities.

Lewis founded Reclaim UGLY: Uplift Glorify Love Yourself – And Create A World Where Others Can As Well, which has hosted conferences, teach-ins, and healing workshops. Please visit to learn more.

You can find Lewis on Instagram @Black.Woman.Blooming or