It's wonderful to have you here.

Since you've come all this way, I think this calls for a proper introduction. 

My name's Joanne, the writer behind With Risa

Started in 2014, this lifestyle blog has become a space where I share my thoughts, stories, and content with the world. In this little creative outlet, I believe in writing about things that matter. To quote one of my favorite movies, Dead Poet's Society, "No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

Right now, I'm a student currently living in Melbourne, Australia.

I'm a perfectionist, which you can read about here. And an introvert, which you can read about here.

In less than ten words, I'd describe myself as a writer with a camera.
A blogger is not a term I'd use to describe myself.

Categorized as an INFJ, being an introvert who blogs often makes me feel like a living paradox. However, nothing makes my heart flutter quite like the feeling of pouring my soul out into words. Truthfully, I don't know if it can change the world, but I think the things we do with passion will always make a difference; if not to others, then at least to ourselves.

So while you're here, grab a cup of tea, enjoy your read, and let's discuss things.

If you'd like, you can stay connected with me or my daily adventures and musings through my social media pages:
 Instagram / Twitter / Tumblr

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you around!


"I'm not sure what I'll do, but- well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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