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Vanessa Osage

Author, Speaker
& Social Justice Advocate

ause for celebration,
even in these troubled times..."


- IndieReader Five Star Review 
Can't Stop the Sunrise



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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 is Now
through Audible

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"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..."

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


Institutional Reform

 November 16, 2020

"Passion is a force that needs to be harnessed well... I consider this kind of writing to be like skillful fire-building."

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Author Vanessa Osage returns to the Louie b Free show, Brainfood from the Heartland live radio broadcast throughout Ohio 

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 who interviews social innovators from 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


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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. A two-time nonprofit founder, Vanessa Osage is a Certified Sexuality Educator, Consultant & Professional Coach at Love & Truth Rising.

She is also President of The Amends Project, with a mission to "mend the loophole" and creator of The Justice CORPS Initiative. Her writing has been featured in Circles on the Mountain, The Confluence Journal, ICF World, Role Reboot & More. She has been a guest on "Like a Mother", "Joyful Courage" & more podcasts. Visit the Heart of the Matter Blog for writing & interviews.

Can't Stop the Sunrise is her first book. 

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