Vanessa Chica- NYC educator, writer, poet, playwright, fat activist and poetry editor for The Ice Colony.

Vanessa Chica Ferreira is an NYC educator, writer, poet, play-wright, fat activist, Founder of theWORDbox, And poetry editor for The Ice Colony. A featured poet at various events throughout New York City. She co-wrote and performed in a 3 woman play titled “Live Big Girl” debuted at The National Black Theatre.

Her work has been published in The BX Files, The Abuela Stories Project, The New York City Writing Project, The Acentos Review and Great Weather For Media anthology. She is currently collaborating on a woman led creative collective play titled ‘We Could Never Be Small”,  a poetry anthology and  a children’s book.

Vanessa Chica believes there is strength in vulnerability and is getting stronger everyday.

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