V.V. Valentine


I’m an essayist, humanist, and part-time anarchist; a cis-gendered, not entirely straight vanilla woman who currently shares a bed with my sixty pound rescue dog, Sparky. We cuddle. We spoon. When I roll out of bed in the morning and my hair’s a disaster and I seriously need to brush my teeth, he doesn’t judge me for it.

I make a living walking dogs, but I’d much rather make a living writing. I know, me and a million other people. So, anyway, I’ve got this website and, if you like what you read here, you can also find me on medium.com where I contribute poetry, photography, personal essays, and humor for some great Medium publications.

Just look for VV Valentine!

Latest Posts

A Long Weight To Go

So, I just read this super thought provoking article in The Atlantic about cognitive dissonance. “Cognitive dissonance, coined by Leon Festinger in the 1950s, describes

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Nova Vita

What a delight. This lovely garnet hued wine is lightly smokey and spicy and raspberry nicey. Smooth and leggy. Nova Vita Old Vine Zinfandel, 2018,

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Innocent children are languishing in cages. Our planet is on the brink of irreversible catastrophe. Thousands upon thousands of people are living on the streets.

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A personal essay I wrote was recently published by a majorly global online platform. I’m currently in the process of writing a book. But let’s

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On my way to my first client of the day I listened to NPR report on the usual nefarious political bullshit. Once I began navigating

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