Sharisse Tracey Sharisse Tracey is an mother of four, author, and professor from Pasadena, California, currently living in upstate New York. Her work appears in various online and in print publications. Sharisse's life story has been featured in live theater as well on NPR. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.