Shamecca Harris is a creative writer and teaching artist born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Prior to pursuing a career in the literary arts, she wrote and edited digital content for publishers including XXL Magazine, ABC News and The Huffington Post and worked as an editorial liaison to various brands including Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s and General Mills to help develop and execute their content marketing strategies.
Since then, Shamecca has committed herself to work that bridges the gap between her passion for writing and commitment to social justice. Her essays and political commentaries have been featured in digital publications including Global Citizen and Hello Beautiful. She has a BA in English from Georgetown University and currently teaches in the First-Year Writing Program at The City College of New York where she is also pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.