Vanessa Mártir is a NYC-based writer, educator, and mama. She is completing her memoir, Relentless, and chronicles her journey in her blog (vanessamartir.wordpress.com). A five-time VONA/Voices fellow, Mártir now serves as the organization’s Workshop Director and newsletter editor. Her essays have appeared in The Butter, Poets & Writers Magazine, Kweli Journal, and the VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, among others. In 2011, Mártir created the Writing Our Lives Workshop, through which she’s led hundreds of writers through the process of writing personal essay. She has penned two novels, Woman’s Cry (Augustus Publishing, 2007) and The Right Play (unpublished); and co-wrote Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists (Workman Publishing, 2010).