Marisa is a Sierra Leonean-American writer and high school English teacher who enjoys holding space to learn, grow, and become shaken out of our comfort zones. She is passionate about issues such as violence against women and girls, protest literature, race, and gender equity. She has a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor's in English from Pepperdine University. She resides in the Washington D.C. metro area. You can catch her musings on Twitter (@FreetownMarisa) and or, on Instagram (@classickafrikan).