Krakow, Poland. 2017

Krakow, Poland.

Who’s Ranisha?

I'm a NYC public school English teacher with a strong belief in the Oxford comma, a steadfast love for Harry Potter, and an obsession with eye-roll inducing puns. 

After receiving my Bachelor's degree in English and Advertising from Iona College in 2013, I got accepted into Teach For America and got my Masters in Adolescents with Disabilities from Hunter College in 2015. In 2013, I began teaching at a public high school in the Bronx.

At one point, this website was devoted to musings about education, notes on travel, and your regular observations on New York City livin'. Much has changed since then.

In January 2016, my father passed away unexpectedly. The world flipped on its axis, and I found myself unable to cope. In the midst of this change, I picked up a pen (both literally and figuratively). Late at night, I began to practice calligraphy. Calligraphy became something to do until I was too tired to stay awake, and almost a year later, I had delved deep into lettering and created my own Etsy shop, where I made handmade cards, artwork, and even wrote wedding invitations, all of which can be found in my portfolio. While continuing to cope, I've also written personal essays about loss and the grieving process, all of which can be found in my blog

If you would like to get in touch about education, or talk about grief and how much it sucks, or to ask for a custom lettering project, feel free to send me an email or utilize the Contact page. I'd love to chat.