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Vanessa Rochelle Lewis

Vanessa Rochelle Lewis is a queer, lush-bodied, Black, femme performance artist, writer, actress, filmmaker, educator, facilitator, orator and Faerie Princess Mermaid Gangsta for The Revolution. She loves to flirt, laugh, perform, crack corny jokes, and insert Octavia Butler references into every conversation. She is the former Senior Editor for Everyday Feminism and Black Girl Dangerous; co-host and founder of queer feminist Open Mic, Culture Fuck; director of Queer Black Performance Troupe, Congregation of Liberation, and has taught English at California Community Colleges since 2009. She has been published in As/Us Journal, The Womynist, Full of Crow, Foglifter, Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism, The Body is Not An Apology, and The Oakland Review Magazine; has written/directed/produced two films that have screened in the Queer Women Of Color Film Festival; has performed in a wide variety of Queer and POC theatre projects and cabarets, and has been a featured reader at literary events all over the Bay Area.