Vanessa Infanzon lives for the details behind people’s stories. Whether the topic is art, business, parenting or social justice, she captures the moments that make readers connect with the words. She runs, reads and writes to keep her sense of humor and sanity while raising three boys with her husband in Charlotte, North Carolina.

All Stories by Vanessa Infanzon

December 23, 2021

Bookstores bind patrons as well as their owners

Across the country, women who operate independent establishments nurture the communities they serve. The same is true for the fierce connections they’ve forged with each other.

December 15, 2021

Why are seniors struggling with food insecurity?

Seniors living in rural America face a number of challenges in accessing healthy foods. Here’s how some organizations are fighting the hunger crisis.

March 4, 2021

Attention turns to a sport with room for improvement

Most climbers are white. As the makeup of their community expands, discussions – and initiatives – concerning racial equity emerge.

January 29, 2021

What it’s like for women who make liquor for a living

Female-owned distilleries are a small part of the spirits sector. But the numbers don’t tell the larger story of trials encountered and conquered.