I’m Hannah, a junior from New York studying English, and I’ve been writing and reading since I can remember. I write everything: academic essays, personal narratives, poetry. I’ve recently been experimenting more with my writing for other classes, changing a normal academic essay into something much more personal and interesting. I like taking risks.
My origin piece is an academic essay I wrote for English 125 my freshman year. It discusses the TV show Shameless, and how it accurately portrays mental illness in comparison with other popular TV shows and movies. It was the worst grade I want in the class, so although disappointing, I’m super excited to get the chance to make it better. By writing an open letter, using the cut-up technique, and possibly attempting a video essay, I hope to make this essay reach the potential that I saw in it in that small classroom in Mason Hall two years ago.