Vanessa Bolin is an Indigenous mother, grandmother, community organizer, artist, medic and founder of the Eyes Wide Open Project.
She studied Paramedic Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as a medic in Standing Rock ND, Charlottesville VA in 2017 & 2018, and Houston after Hurricane Harvey.
Most recently she has been doing Mutual Aid Disaster Relief in Robenson Co after hurricane Florence.
She is deeply passionate about preserving the environment for her grandchildren and the next 7 generations as is her traditional beliefs.
She spends her time in multiple communities across the country helping to build grassroots organizations. She also works in marginalized communities educating about food sovereignty, freedom schools, decolonized and integrated medicine, transformative justice, environmental racism, murdered and missing Indigenous Women among other topics.
Believing that it is everyone’s responsibility to defend this sacred earth she sets out each day to make the world a better place and is striving to help build the world we want to live in.