Fancy seeing you here.

My name's Joanne, the writer behind With Risa.

I started this blog in 2014, a high school girl trying to make sense of the world, and trying to find her place in it. Now as a twenty-something, that also really hasn't changed. This blog is a space that holds my shared stories and thoughts. My hope, always, is that it offers you companionship.

A little bit about me: I'm a writer with a camera. I find solace in words, and can't live without some form of creative outlet. I'm an introvert, which you can read about here. The "blogger" title makes me feel nervous. I'm an INFJ, but let's not be one of *those* people.

And I'm glad you're here. Friend, reader, from any corner of the world. Grab a cup of tea, enjoy your read, and let's discuss things - from the lighthearted to the heavy - and still come out with our sense of humour intact.

If you'd like, you can stay connected with me or my daily adventures through my social media:
 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