About

Hi! I’m Vanessa. Thank you for joining me here on this blog! Let me tell you a little bit about myself…

My dream is to see a world with more love and grace.

I’m a Christ-follower who’s trying to love God and love others in all I do.

I’m a wife to Matt and mom to Ava and Jaxon, and I love my sweet little family.

I spent 10 years in non-profit work with Solidarity, an organization that does community development in under-resourced Latinx neighborhoods. I still live in one of those neighborhoods where I get to embrace both the pain and the beauty that is present.

I love connecting with others and journeying through life with my community.

I’m a recovering perfectionist, and I’m learning to release my expectations and show more grace to myself and others.

I value self-reflection, authenticity, and vulnerability because I believe they lead us deeper into who God created us to be.

I feel called to be a peacemaker and to use my voice to share truth with grace and gentleness. This blog is a space for that.

You can read more of my writing at onthesideofgrace.com.