About Vanessa Nix Anthony

Vanessa is a freelance-flame-haired-word-ninja-for-hire with a passion for storytelling. Her writing has been featured in The Oregonian, Baltimore Magazine, Oregonlive, KPTV, Metro Parent, and Trulia, among others. She's the author of the poetry book, 'In Less than a Year,' and her successful Portland-based copywriting agency, The Portland Writer has been helping businesses tell their brand's unique stories for over a decade. When she's not writing, cooking, or making magical worlds out of cardboard for her son, Vanessa is hard at work illustrating her forthcoming children's books or belting out karaoke to her favorite 80s tunes. INSTA: @nessnixtony

Articles by Vanessa Nix Anthony


Club Promoter’s Pics Of Young Celebs Out On The Town Before Social Media Was A Thing Has Us In Full On Nostalgia Mode

As social media continues to rapidly change the way we live, even the early 2000s are starting to seem like a decidedly different world. People appear to be getting a bit nostalgic for the time, as evidenced by a Twitter Moment posted yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter (THR) featuring iconic never-before-seen photos of celeb nightlife pre-social media days. … Continued


Woman Goes Viral At Basketball Game For Her Thirsty AF Reaction To Player 😂

A video of a woman having an epic reaction to something at Monday night’s Spurs/Pacers game at San Antonio’s AT&T Center has gone viral—and people are speculating what it was that caught her eye. In the video, the woman is sitting courtside holding a drink and looking disinterested when Spurs player LaMarcus Aldridge walks by. Over … Continued


The Woman Caught Dunking Her Chicken In Soda At The U.S. Open Just Made A Music Video That We Can’t Unsee 😱

If you thought you’d seen the last of Alexa Greenfield, the woman caught dipping a chicken tender in soda at the U.S. Open last September, think again. On Friday, the 26-year-old Long Island resident (@slickenfingers) released a music video called “Chicken Soda” that leaves little to the imagination when it comes to her forbidden love of … Continued

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We Can’t Stop Laughing At This Video Of A Mom Getting Scared By A Theme Park Dinosaur 😂

A mom, encouraging her apprehensive daughter to pose for a photo in front of an animatronic dinosaur at a theme park, got the scare of a lifetime—and the video just gets better with every viewing.  Recently re-posted on Facebook by LADbible, this hilarious video, which originally appeared about a year ago, is enjoying a resurgence. In … Continued

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Mom Of Daughter With Cancer Describes The Dangers To Others When You Don’t Vaccinate Your Kids

In an effort to convince people to vaccinate their children and get the flu shot, a mom shared the story of what happened to her daughter with cancer when she was exposed to the measles. A proponent of herd immunity, the mother, author Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, recently posted the heartfelt thread on Twitter. She began by saying: … Continued

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Man Uses Violin Bow And Sand To Create Incredible Geometric Shapes Using Sound—And It’s Science FTW 😮

A video of a man using sound to create geometric shapes out of couscous has gone viral on Twitter—and it’s easy to see why. The original video was published on YouTube in 2016 by Steve Mould, “a science presenter on TV and on stage,” who participates in the science-comedy show Festival Of The Spoken Nerd. In … Continued

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Nostalgic Viewers Are Realizing Just How Messed Up ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Actually Is 🤔

Commenters on Twitter made some keen and disturbing observations about the Rankin/Bass Production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that will change the way you feel about it forever—all in good fun (of course). The beloved Christmas classic, which many people have ritually consumed for decades, like a five-year-old dipping his foil-wrapped Santa into a tumbler of creamy … Continued


‘The Good Place’ Star Jameela Jamil’s Video Parodying Celebs Who Promote Detox Products Is Spot On 😂

Actress Jameela Jamil made a video spoofing celebrities and social media influencers who promote controversial diet and detox products online—and Twitter loves it.  With previous jabs at Kim Kardashian, The Good Place star is no stranger to calling out celebrities who promote a “gross culture of forcing women to remain small and doll-like in order … Continued

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Gigantic Steer Named ‘Knickers’ Who’s Almost As Tall As Michael Jordan Goes Viral—And Holy Cow 😮

Holy cow! Uh . . . we mean, steer. Australia has quite the reputation when it comes to growing stuff big, namely things you don’t want to see that big: spiders so large they catch and carry mice, bugs bigger than your whole hand, and 4 lb avocados lovingly referred to as Avozillas. (Wait, what?!) And just when … Continued


Tamera Mowry-Housley Pays Tearful Tribute To Niece Killed In Thousand Oaks Shooting

Tamera Mowry-Housley made an emotional return to The Real just two weeks after her niece Alaina was killed in the Thousand Oaks mass shooting. In her first appearance since the tragedy, the 40-year-old actress and co-host of The Real opened up about how the tragedy impacted her and her family. An 18-year-old college freshman, Alaina was just one … Continued

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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Reveals The Health Scare That Caused Him To Step Down

In an interview published in The New York Times on Monday, former Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens, revealed that a “mini-stroke” was the reason he retired from the bench in 2010, after serving nearly 35 years on the high court. Now 98-years-old, the third-longest-serving Supreme Court justice in history is releasing a memoir. In the forthcoming … Continued


Kevin Hart And His Wife Ignite Debate Over Their Son’s ‘Offensive’ Birthday Party Theme

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish celebrated their son’s first birthday on Thanksgiving—but their choice for the party’s theme has the internet up in arms. First, here’s a pic Kevin posted on Instagram announcing Kenzo Hart’s big day:  View this post on Instagram My little little man is 1 today people….#Harts #BabyZo A post shared by … Continued