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

I’m 23 years old.

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and am currently based in New York City, pursuing a Master of Science at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. (For a short while, I lived in Aix-en-Provence, France, but that’s another story.)

I believe that: (1) language is the most powerful tool we have; (2) there is no quality more admirable than bravery; (3) the best is yet to come.

This blog contains my journalism, creative non-fiction, short fiction, and travel blog. My work has been featured in Joyland, Untethered, CAROUSEL, Prairie Fire magazine, and the Canadian Journal for Undergraduate Research (CJUR), among others.