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

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Georgia Woman Sues County After Being Jailed For Possession Of Cotton Candy

A Georgia woman spent more than three months behind bars because police found cotton candy in her car. Police pulled over Dasha Fincher on December 31, 2016, because they thought the windows of her vehicle were tinted beyond the allowable limit, though they were not. Regardless, officers searched Fincher’s car extensively, until they found a … Continued

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Experts Say The Troop Of Wild Monkeys Carrying A Deadly Strand Of Herpes In Florida Could Double In Population by 2022

Not to freak everyone out, but remember the 1995 movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman and Renee Russo where monkeys with a deadly virus threaten the lives of everyone in a small town? Well, let’s just say that scenario might be on its way to becoming a reality. Or at least a growing population of wild rhesus macaque … Continued

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Canadian Man’s Dying Wish Was To Be Skinned And Have His Tattoos Displayed As Art—And His Wife Is Following Through

A dying man requested to be skinned, after his death, so that his tattoos could be preserved and displayed as art for his children and grandchildren. Now that he’s passed, his wife is making sure he gets his wish. Chris Wenzel, 41, was well known for his tattoo work in Saskatoon, Canada. As the owner … Continued


Anne Hathaway Trolling Ryan Gosling On Their Shared Birthday With A Shirtless Photo Is Everything ????

Anne Hathaway is trolling Ryan Gosling in the most wonderful of ways. On Monday, the stars of Ocean’s 8 and First Man both turned 36. Hathaway celebrated the occasion by posting a shirtless pic of Gosling on her Instagram. She captioned it, “Happy Birthday to me and Ryan Gosling #36.” The photo is from Gosling’s 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, … Continued

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Woman’s Saga Of NYC Restaurant Giving Her Luggage To The Wrong Person Is Every Traveler’s Nightmare ????

A restaurant in New York City accidentally gave a woman’s luggage to the wrong person, and chaos ensued — for a while. Late autumn. A casual, but pricey New York City restaurant. A mixup with some luggage. The need to find something to wear, quickly. These are the essential ingredients that go into a tearjerking, … Continued

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Police Get Reports Of ‘Rabid’ Raccoons—But It Turns Out They’re Just Drunk ????

Two raucous raccoons were arrested in a West Virginia neighborhood under suspicion of rabies—turns out they were just getting their drink on. The incident occurred on Monday in Milton, West Virginia. After receiving calls from concerned citizens over the course of a couple of days, the local police department apprehended two raccoons (one apparently named Dallas) … Continued

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These Two Relentless Cats Have Been Trying Sneak Into A Japanese Art Museum For Years ????

For over two years now, a couple of cats have been repeatedly trying to enter an art museum in Japan—and now they’re internet celebrities. The Onomichi City Museum of Art, located in Hiroshima, Japan has been refusing entry to a pair of cats—a black one and a ginger—since as early as June 2016. Now the duo is … Continued

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Woman Shares Nightmare Story About Her Husband Abandoning Her—But She Caps It Off With A Fiery Twist ????

A woman’s tweet about how her husband left her has gone viral with more than 5,000 retweets and 38,000 likes—all because of how she capped it off. Known simply as @KangasMom1 on Twitter, the woman tweeted: 2 months ago, I went in the hospital for 8 days. When I came home, my husband of 32 … Continued

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Trump’s ‘Learning German’ Twitter Taunt To Emmanuel Macron Has People Shaking Their Heads

Once again, President Donald Trump has managed to offend people on a massive scale, this time around, with a tweet directed at French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump’s tone-deaf tweet came just days after world leaders commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, on Sunday. Leading the ceremony … Continued

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Story Of Nurse’s Brave Actions To Help Those Injured In The California Wildfires Is Truly Inspiring

The retirement community of Paradise, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, has been obliterated in what is being called the deadliest fire in California’s history. But the tragedy is not without its share of heroism—stories the likes of which can restore one’s faith in humanity. Such is the case for one nurse, Allyn Pierce, who turned his … Continued

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Little League Player Makes Impressive Flying Leap Over Catcher To Steal Home In Viral Video ????

A video that shows a Little League player leaping over a catcher in an attempt to steal home plate has gone viral—and commenters are amazed. The video is shot from behind home plate and shows the catcher, batter, pitcher, and umpire all reacting as a player comes charging into the camera’s frame and takes a flying … Continued


Those Reptar Bars From ‘Rugrats’ Are Officially Hitting Shelves This Holiday Season—And We’re So Thankful ????

Reptar Bars, featured on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats, are making a comeback (as is the show) just in time for the holidays—and ’90s kids are ecstatic. According to The Daily Meal, the frosting-filled chocolates have been made available in real life in various incarnations since the show’s debut in 1991, most recently last year. Sold … Continued