Marisa Russello

Marisa Russello is a writer, editor, mental health advocate, & teacher.

Hi there! I'm Marisa. My passions include creating beautiful, meaningful language as well as connecting with and supporting others in a variety of ways. This site focuses on my writing. To find out about my other work, please visit my LinkedIn page.

Since the earliest time I picked up a pencil, I enjoyed scribbling on blank paper, whether drawing or imagining I was writing words. I dictated my first book to my mom at age five. I've loved writing ever since, and my big dream became to publish a novel.

Marisa as a child writer with a pen in her mouth and feet up on a desk.
Marisa Russello wearing a jean jacket.

Unfortunately, I believed people when they said writing was a hobby, not a “real job,” instead of believing in myself. I let others make decisions for me, and I lost sight of my goals. Because of this, I took a long break from creative writing during college and my time working as an NYC public school teacher.

After experiencing a major turning point in my life in 2017 and reflecting, I realized what’s most important to me. Now I’m finally prioritizing my writing. Words can influence people in powerful ways, and I’d like to make an impact on others with mine.