Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Staff writer at Mic focusing on justice in all forms. Through news briefs, essays, and reported features, Vanessa covers politics, technology, and identity, particularly Black Muslim womanhood.
  • Founded NAZAR newsletter, an independent journalism project on surveillance in May 2020. Responsibilities include developing an editorial calendar, proofreading articles for content, length, and grammar, formatting newsletter, and online promotion.
  • As a News Writer at AfroTech, Vanessa developed a beat around artificial intelligence with a focus on facial recognition, surveillance, and the social impacts of technologies on Black communities.


About Serious Eats

Serious Eats, a Dotdash brand, is an award-winning food and drink website visited by over 7 million hungry readers every month. Our audience comes to us for rigorously tested recipes, science-driven cooking techniques, robust equipment reviews, and stories that offer cultural and historical context to the foods we love to eat.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy,, and TreeHugger.

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