I’m Marisa. Friends and family call me Mar, Starbucks employees erroneously call me Marissa, and the French call me Mareezah.

I’m 21 years old.

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and currently live just outside of Toronto, Canada (well, Aix-en-Provence France, but that’s another story). I’m pursuing a degree in International Relations with a Certificate in Practical French from Western University in London, ON.

I believe that (1) language is the most powerful tool we have (2) that bravery is the most admirable quality in a person and (3) that the best is yet to come.

When not experimenting with different hairstyles, I write travel blog posts, creative non-fiction, and short fiction. My work has been featured in Joyland, Untethered and (soon) CAROUSEL literary magazine.



Coulton, Marisa. “Ocean-Bound.” Untethered Literary Magazine, 3.1, August 2016, pp. 23-26. Print. https://alwaysuntethered.com/excerpts/vol-3-1/ .


Coulton, Marisa. “Leo’s Sin.” Joyland Literary Magazine, June 2016, http://www.joylandmagazine.com/regions/toronto/leos-sin.


Coulton, Marisa. “The Study-Abroaders.” Carousel Literary Magazine. To be released in Fall 2018.