Marisa Donnelly is a Midwest-born, West Coast-based writer / poet / essayist / editor and social media influencer. She is the author of the poetry collection, Somewhere On A Highway, and the founder of Be A Light.
She has published thousands of articles culminating over 21.2+ million page views on love, relationships, empowerment, self-love, faith, education, music/culture, healthy living, identity and purpose, among others.
Her work appears both in print and online, at Bustle, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, The Hub, Harness Magazine, The Mind’s Journal, Your Tango, and Lies About Parenting, Iowa’s Best Emerging Poets (2018), Waldorf University’s Waldorf Literary Review, Loras College’s Catfish Creek, Clarke University’s Tenth Muse, and the Briar Cliff Review, among others.
Marisa was a former full-time Staff Writer & Editor for Thought & Expression Company (Thought Catalog), an independent publishing house and digital magazine for four years. She now works as a full-time freelance Writer/Editor and small business owner and resides in sunny San Diego, California.