A proud Slytherin and Australian Indigenous writer, Carissa spends her days researching for her thesis at the University of Melbourne, with the ambition to publish a non-fiction work on Aesthetics in Australian Indigenous Intracultural Theatre. Carissa also works as a freelance writer, researcher, actor and model. She is a stone-cold bibliophile, with a soft spot for maudlin novels, classic literature, and rich autobiographies about rock stars and alternative thinkers. She resides in Melbourne with her partner, surrounded by inspiring cultural leaders, academics, and a mother and brother who keep her grounded. Follow her on Twitter @rissless.