Let's begin with "Call me Risha." My birth name is Marisha but you can call me "Risha." I'm a spoken word poet, blogger, writer, advocate, and editor. Just like everyone else, I'm a product of grace with a story to tell. I've had several experiences in which I found myself wanting to look and feel "the part." I carried myself in a way that was perceived as "cute" but I was uncomfortable. After several years and transitions, I have looked within myself to find who I truly am. So far, this is what I have: I am a plain Jane that has a passion for God, art, and helping others. As a result, God has given me the vision of this brand to use my passions as vehicle to sow hope, healing, growth, and encouragement.
I openly invite everyone to accept who they are and be comfortable without the burden of fitting into societal pigeon holes: secular humanist values, tradition, tax brackets, jean sizes, stilettos, hues, and etc. "Call Me Risha" is a brand that has established a form of resistance to societal pressures to conform for acceptance. It begins with learning and loving who you are. Honesty is the launch pad for such.
There is an elixir of experiences, failures, triumphs, observations, and testaments within me to present God's grace and power through writing and other forms of art.
I'm ready to share it with the world.