Marissa Jenae Johnson is an Activist, Speaker, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, and one of the driving forces of change in the  fabric of our society when it comes to Social Justice, Equality, and the uplifting and advancement of the Black Community. She is also a Full time agitator, lifetime lover of Black people and one of the Co-Creators of Safety Pin box. Marissa also has the distinction of having been compared to ISIS in a campaign ad tweeted by Donald Trump himself.


Where can you find Marissa?

Having been featured on MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, Vice News, NBCBlack, NY Mag, and various other outlets, Marissa can be found appearing in interviews, writing for publications, out in the streets bringing awareness to the Black Cause, and also growing her current business Safety Pin Box - a project founded with Co-Creator and fellow activist Leslie Mac. 

Follow Marissa on @rissaoftheway, and see her writing work HERE. To contact Marissa for media requests or interviews, visit the contact page and fill out the form.


Upcoming Projects

SPB Kids

Safety Pin Box - The Book  (2018,TBA)

Marissa's Personal Memoirs on her journey towards the BLM movement (TBA)


Recent Features and Honors

The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans 2017 for SPB.

2017 BlogHer Voices of the Year  Honoree and Keynote (along with Leslie Mac) for "Impact".

Essence Magazine - #34 in Essence Magazine's "Woke 100 Women".

Safety Pin Box Presents - "Community Conversations - Compensation as Reparations". - The Feministing Five: Marissa Johnson

See more of Marissa's writings here.