I read. A lot. I walk into walls, spill coffee on important documents (phones and laptops included), I trip when walking up the stairs. I’m a late-twenty-something-year-old newlywed who still gets carded when purchasing lottery tickets or ignorant stares when waltzing down the condom aisle at the local drugstore. I drink more coffee than my anxiety will allow and am always on the lookout for new restaurants or coffee shops to try out.

I call myself a writer even on days when the only words I’ve managed to put onto paper are Iberico de Bellota or Chorizo Longaniza (thanks to my current 9-5 office job). I call myself a writer not because it’s what I do but because I wouldn’t be who I am without the ability to string words together and create semi-coherent sentences. I wrote a lot of poetry in my teenage years but now I am drawn to narratives, personal essays, blog posts, and short stories. I’ve been lucky enough to work with amazing women, brands, and websites that showcase my writing and am always on the lookout for new projects.

Hi, I’m Vanessa Grillone.

Welcome to my world!