Marisa Renee Lee

Marisa Renee Lee is who you want to call when life is H-A-R-D. Author of the bestselling book Grief is Love, Marisa blends her own experience with the latest psychological research to help folks navigate the web of emotions that is loss. With critical insights for women and Black communities, she’s charting new territory and bringing new awareness to the grief space. 

But Marisa’s role as a social healer extends beyond her facility with grief. She spent time as an appointee in the Obama White House, served as the managing director of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and co-founded two organizations focused on health and healing. With all of this experience, Marisa keeps it real whether she’s writing for Vogue or contributing on CNN. Her voice is honest, distinct, and keeps you going – even and especially when the going gets tough. 

Grief is the repeated experience of learning to live in the midst of significant loss.
—Marisa Renee Lee

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