Vanessa Osage is on a mission to leave this world better than she found it. She is a tell-it-like-it-is east coaster and a visionary west-coaster. In 2017, she won the "Kickass Single Mom" Award for her work in sexuality education and youth rites of passage. A two-time nonprofit founder, Vanessa Osage is a Certified Sexuality Educator, Consultant & Professional Coach at Love & Truth Rising.
She is also President of The Amends Project, with a mission to "mend the loophole" and creator of The Justice CORPS Initiative. Her writing has been featured in Circles on the Mountain, The Confluence Journal, ICF World, Role Reboot & More. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and live radio. Visit the Heart of the Matter Blog at Love & Truth Rising for writing, spoken word, & interviews.
"Can't Stop the Sunrise: Adventures in Healing, Confronting Corruption & the Journey to Institutional Reform" (Stone & Feather Press, 2020), is her 5-Star Reviewed Social Change Memoir, available in print, ebook, and as an audiobook at Audible (narrated by the author). Her second book, about girls, sex, and parenting, is set for release by Rockridge Press in March 2022.
Awards and Recognition
- Five Star Review from IndieReader for "Can't Stop the Sunrise" in Politics & Current Events, 2020 Kickass Single Mom Award Winner, 2017