I met Vanessa during a Facebook Model call in Denver. I was holding model calls monthly for photography workshops. When Vanessa came in so did all her radiant joy and love for others. Vanessa inspired me during the test shoot and completely blew all the photographers away in the workshop. When I was asked by PPA to speak for the Guild I once again asked Vanessa to be my model. Over 200 photographers were inspired by her presence that night. I have watched Vanessa accept challenges that life gives us and that we give ourselves. She inspires me daily as she is changing the landscape of women in Jiu Jitsu. Vanessa is audacious in her actions, determination, and desire to love. Thank you, Vanessa, for being a Muse of my creative heart. Like a tree in the wind, you bent and went with the creative flow the universe gave us.