Kenshata Harris

Kenshata Harris

Kenshata Harris is a freelance writer and senior majoring in Magazine journalism at Columbia College Chicago. In addition to writing for GMO, she also interned at StreetWise, Chicago's homeless magazine, and is the IntenseCity Editor of her college magazine ECHO.

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Published in Creative Writing
Tuesday, 03 March 2009 14:26


Just Because I’m unique,
Doesn’t mean I’m weird.
Doesn’t mean I’m crazy,

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome at the age of 21. Last year, at my annual doctor’s visit, I  informed my doctor about my irregular and absent periods, excessive hair growth on my arms and legs, sudden weight gain, recurring acne, chills, sluggish days, inability to get pregnant, and increased sex drive.

Mark Harris wants to be a Philadelphia tree once he dies. He has everything prepared from his clothing, burial site, and even biodegradable coffin.