"Vanessa is a 21st century evolutionary force of nature. Combining her capacities for deep devotion, extraordinary artistry, and fierce inquiry, she is a living commitment to authentic existence whatever the cost. I admire and respect her, and I'm grateful she's here among us. She is a change-maker and we all stand to benefit from her contribution."
~Saniel Bonder, Spiritual Teacher, Founder of Waking Down in Mutuality, CEO of Human Sun Institute
Vanessa D. Fisher is a published author, poet, public speaker, cultural critic, and self-ascribed Global Nomad with a keen interest in international issues as they intersect with gender, spirituality, politics, art and culture. Originally from Canada, Vanessa is currently traveling and living around the world, working as an ESL teacher and volunteering for international organizations.
In her early twenties, Vanessa completed her degree in Religion, Literature, and the Arts from the University of British Columbia and pursued her career as an author and public speaker on issues of gender, sexuality, pop culture and spirituality. At age twenty-seven, after years of working with many inspired spiritual leaders and organizations in North America, her passion for adventure and her desire to bridge cross-cultural connections with Asia and beyond brought her to live in South Korea for a year, which was the first stop of her nomadic pilgrimage around the world.
Vanessa's given Korean name is 초화 (Chohwa), which translates as "the first fire". She has gained a reputation for her holy irreverent spirit, her blunt honesty, her deep commitment to truth and justice, and her love for art and beauty in all its forms.
~Elizabeth Debold, Bestselling Author of Mother-Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women
"Vanessa has an open heart, and a bold spirit with a deeply pulsating interest towards contemporary and global issues. As an interview hostess, she prepares her topics well and knows her subject deeply. She is able to create a space of ease that allows both her and her guest to go deeper into the topic at hand. I'm very grateful for the interview conversation she facilitated with me, looking at some of the most pressing issues facing women in the Middle East."
~Elza Maalouf, Founder of Global Feminine, Co-Founder of Center for Human Emergence in the Middle East
To learn more about me, check out my current projects and previous publications
I would love to hear from you. You can contact me at: vanessa.d.fisher [at] gmail.com