Vanessa became a part of the Bridge during COVID Impact study in 2020. She is an extremely passionate person that puts a lot of her energy into helping others and fighting for human rights, especially for incarcerated people within CPEP (The Criminalization and Punishment Education Project). Vanessa is a spoken word poet, who writes poetry based on her lived experiences. She is a great communicator and her semi-structured interviews for our studies are exemplary. Moreover, Vanessa as a doula helps women during one of the most important moments in their lives – childbirth.