It's pronounced mer-lee-sa
Once you get it, you'll never forget it.
Merlisa Lawrence Corbett is a freelance writer and content provider.
She covers sports, interior design, real estate and coffee trends.
Her primary focus is on tennis.
Merlisa's work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Capitol File, Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, the Los Angeles Times, Pittsburgh Press, HGTV.com, Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Times and American Visions. She was a regular contributor to the Washington Examiner's House and Home section.
She loves her name. It's a gift from her parents. Her father wanted to name her Meryl. Her mother disliked the name and suggested they drop the yl and add lisa.
"Everyone I've come across with that name is younger than I am. So I'm staking a claim to having it first."
------ Merlisa Lawrence Corbett