Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson is an Emmy-nominated and Academy Award Shortlisted writer and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She loves to tell stories about badass women, the wilderness, and sports — especially those that explore identity and rites of passage. Her films have appeared on Showtime, ESPN and MTV, and she has written for The New York Times, Salon and GOOD magazine. Once voted “Most Likely to Live in a Log Cabin,” Melissa hopes to come back in her next life as a peregrine falcon.

Stories By Melissa Johnson

How I Wrote Myself into a Real-life Romantic Comedy – That Turned into a Survivalist Thriller

As a filmmaker, I thought I could write the screenplay for my own love life. When I got lost in a hailstorm at 12,000 feet, searching for my ex, I realized I desperately needed a new ending.