Early Life


Educated at Island School, a private Liberal Arts program in Kealia on the island of Kauai, Vanessa participated in the FPSPI (Future Problem Solving Program International) organization.

Attending high school and college in Los Angeles, California, she was a Staff Writer on the school newspaper, and she participated in poetry slam events at local coffee shops.

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Writing Life & Activism


 Vanessa briefly ran a literary magazine called "Nothing Rhymes With Poetry."  She later attended state college and studied literature and popular culture. In 1999, Vanessa was a Field Supervisor for CALPirg, a non-profit organization created by Ralph Nader, helping raise funds to aid lobbying efforts for organizations like The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and The Human Rights Campaign.

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Current Exploits


Vanessa Reed joined Twitter in 2007 and had several different kinds of accounts until she finally created @evesplumb in 2014. She was asked to edit "Askharoth" by Budgie Bigelow, and later contributed to two volumes of art, poetry, and short stories to benefit their dear friend @optimisticdoom, who passed from cancer in 2016. You can find Vanessa's past work on Amazon under the name Eve Brigid, and some her current work can be found on A Million And One Magazine online. She lives in San Diego, California.

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