Vanessa Taylor is a staff writer for Mic's Current section, where she focuses on justice in all forms. Through news briefs, essays, and reported features, Vanessa covers politics, technology, and identity, particularly Black Muslim womanhood. She is also the founder of The Drinking Gourd, a literary magazine, and NAZAR, a newsletter that explores everything wrong with surveillance. Vanessa is based in Philadelphia, although Minnesota will always be home. You can follow her on Twitter at @BaconTribe or see more of her work at https://taylorv.contently.com/.
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