Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, educator and writing coach. She is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey at vanessamartir.blog. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa’s work has appeared in The Butter, Bitch Magazine, Smokelong Quarterly, the VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, and Roxane Gay's anthology Not that Bad, among others. She is the creator of the Writing Our Lives Workshop, which she teaches in NYC and online. When not writing or teaching, you can find Vanessa either on a dance floor, in a gym punching a bag, or hiking in the woods.