Writing is my way of connecting with people. It gave me a voice when I was too self-conscious to share my thoughts and feelings. In 2010, with the encouragement from my best friend, I started a blog called My Pen, My Voice. A few years later I self-published a collection of poetry and prose.

Over the years I became more confident in my writing and allowed myself to take chances on the page. I love hearing from readers about their experiences and how they identify with my words.

You can find my work on She Does the City, in FeelsZine (the Anger issue), and on Healthy is Hot. To see all of my work, head over to my portfolio.

xo, Vanessa (Grillone) Buccella