Riss is passionate about creating safe spaces for QTBIPOC. She is also passionate about evolving in her actions, language, and advocacy efforts (for all).

SSD: A Timeline of Dealing with Single Sided Deafness

By Riss Clark • Marissa reflects on her experiences as from a child perspective to an adult perspective living with Single- Sided Deafness. She wants the reader to understand that there are so many incidents and not enough time. (October 2020)  Age 11 My mom places the phone to my left ear. I hear nothing. […]

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Slipping into My Pre-Pandemic Pants

By Riss Clark • Marissa reflects on her body’s change during the pandemic. (Sep. 2020) I can’t look in the mirror anymore  because I don’t want to see myself. My face is tired.  My eyes are weary and  my bags tell a sad story at 23.  My smile? Nonexistent.  My cheeks are so round,  my […]

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