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Vanessa Osage

Author, Speaker
& Social Justice Advocate

"An all-time best primer... it's cause
for celebration, even in these
troubled times"


- IndieReader Five Star Review 
Can't Stop the Sunrise


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Published by
Stone & Feather

October 7, 2020

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    Can’t Stop the Sunrise is the inspiring true story of one person speaking up over decades to reveal the truth that so many have tried to silence.

     In 1980s New England, a young tomboy and naturalist grows among the hypocrisies of elitist culture. At 16, she witnesses the ills of corruption at close-range, when officials at Lawrence Academy, a boarding high school in Groton, Massachusetts, tell her they are going to keep a child molester on campus - and remove her to hide their secret.

     Feel captivated by this “courageous and magnificent tale” (IndieReader) of her ongoing fight for gender equality and sexual health in a society on the brink of great social change. Enjoy a front seat ride across America and discover the surprising graces of believing in the goodness of humanity.


“When a book comes along that is not only timely, but… makes a reader want to get involved, it’s cause for celebration, even in these troubled times. Vanessa Osage’s Can’t Stop the Sunrise is just such a book”.


               — IndieReader Five Star Review

                     Politics & Current Events 



    An illumination of activism, love, resilience, truth and repair, Can’t Stop the Sunrise transforms collective outrage into hope for the brighter future that awaits.


Available for bulk orders & global

distribution through IngramSpark

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Can't Stop the Sunrise
Audiobook available 
through Audible

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Published by

Rockridge Press

March 22, 2022

Available Now at Amazon!

Sex Education for Girls: A Parent's Guide

Practical Advice on Puberty, Sex, and Relationships​

by Vanessa Osage


Discover sex-positive guidance for teaching your tween or teen daughter what she needs to know

As your daughter enters puberty, she’s going to have a lot of questions that she’ll need your help to answer. Filled with understanding and uplifting guidance, this book helps you recognize what your daughter is experiencing and have open conversations about everything from gender identity and sexuality to consent and safer sex.

What sets this book on sex education for kids apart:

  • A sex-positive approach—Get direct guidance for tackling questions in ways that encourage your daughter to form a healthy attitude toward sex and sexual health.

  • Advice for key conversations—Learn how to open lines of communication with your daughter on subjects like periods, dating, social media, and body image. 

  • Frequently asked questions—Discover answers to some of the most common questions parents have when teaching their daughters about sex and sexual health.


Make sure you’re both ready for The Talk with Sex Education for Girls: A Parent’s Guide.

In The Press


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Hear a great conversation with Vanessa Osage, Reverend Jeff Grant & Chloe Coppola


Institutional Reform

 November 16, 2020

"When a book comes along which is not only timely, but the kind of painstakingly detailed volume that can make a reader want to get involved, it’s cause for celebration..."

A feature article by Ben Ari for Thrive Global about author, Vanessa Osage,

 How to Write a Book that Sparks a Movement

December 2020



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Author Vanessa Osage returns to the Louie b Free Show, Brainfood from the Heartland live, Ohio-based  CBS radio 

February 26, 2021 

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Miss Tiffany Barnes speaks with Vanessa Osage about her story of resilience & triumph on

Speak Loud Podcast 

Episode #36,

Can't Stop the Sunrise

 December 25, 2020

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Bobby Jagdev is a UK-

based podcast host interviewing social innovators around the world. Hear this 

powerful, relatable conversation on transforming gender within social change movements.

June 1, 2021

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Coach HP hosts the #1 Positivity & Relationships Podcast on the internet.

Coach speaks with Vanessa Osage about "being the change" on the

Coach HP Show

March 4, 2021 

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Dr. Kelly Casperson
hosts sexual health experts on her honest and wonderful podcast,
You Are Not Broken.
Dr. Casperson speaks with Vanessa Osage, "A Sex Educator's Journey"
July 10, 2021

"Create. Build. Manage" Daily Show on BizTV

Scott Miller, CEO of Centerpost Media, interviews entrepreneurs helping people every day. Enjoy this concise dive into the issue and the Justice CORPS solution

February 18, 2022

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Michael Hingson survived the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. Now, he advances Diversity, Equity & Inclusion through his Unstoppable Mindset Podcast. We speak of family, love, and exploring new lands in "Unstoppable Kickass Single Mom, Vanessa Osage"

December 27, 2022


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Vanessa Osage is on a mission to leave this world better than she found it. She is a tell-it-like-it-is east coaster and a visionary west-coaster. In 2017, she won the "Kickass Single Mom" Award for her work in sexuality education and youth rites of passage. The Boston Herald celebrated Vanessa Osage as a "champion of change" in 2019, for advancing transparency and reform through The Justice CORPS Initiative at The Amends Project

She is also a Certified Professional Coach, CPC, at Love & Truth Rising, with expertise in Transforming Conflict, Emotional Liberation, and Personal Empowerment, as well as Book Writing. Vanessa Osage offers culturally-sensitive, justice-minded Restorative Consulting services to groups and organizations. She is a 2023 Carnegie Fund for Authors Recipient, currently working on her 3rd book. Discover more at Impact & the Heart of the Matter Blog

Find author 
Vanessa Osage at:

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Speaking Engagements

Vanessa Osage is available for speaking engagements, in settings from festive arts events to conferences and professional gatherings.  

Visit her profile at SpeakerHub or send a message directly through the Speaking page at Love & Truth Rising.

Vanessa Osage, Speaker One Sheet

Upcoming Events



For coaching, speaking & media engagements,

please visit the Scheduler

PO Box 1559

Bellingham, Washington, USA


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