Vanessa Labi

Back Writer

Vanessa Labi is a writer who specializes in culture, arts, lifestyle and personal essays. She shares cultural commentary, introspective pleasures and bummers, and links in her newsletter, The Vessel (VanessaLabi.Substack.com). On Instagram @Vanessa.Labi.

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Comstock’s Talks: Influencing Our Habits

PODCAST: There are more than 3,000 influencers in Sacramento, who make their living by building an audience, establishing a brand and creating compelling content online. We asked a few of the most prominent how they learned to turn their lives into art – and commodify it.

Vanessa Labi

Getting to Know: Fitsom Studios

Fitsom Studios shifted from fitness to pain and stress management in September 2019. In a culture where sitting and anxiety are part of daily life, the husband-and-wife team found that modalities like breathing techniques and myofascial massage were more valuable and relevant.

Mar 27, 2020 Vanessa Labi

Getting to Know: Daniel Stephan

How Niche Bread & Company founder kneads self-care into success

Daniel Stephan may blend in with his fellow millennials. He’s an avid podcast listener, has a few tattoos and has nurtured a passion project into a dream job. But the baker and owner of Niche Bread & Company in Midtown Sacramento also has an old-school approach to the basics of healthy living — nutrition, discipline, balance — that affects the way he runs his business. 

Jul 19, 2019 Vanessa Labi

Buzzwords: Fake News

Although “fake news” seems to have emerged from today’s political climate, it’s hardly a new concept. Some American newspapers were printing fabricated information back in the 17th century. What’s new is how “fake news” is now used as a weapon to discredit real news with an intent to deceive. It also now has the power to gain traction via social media.

Apr 11, 2019 Vanessa Labi