Marquita K. Harris Marquita K. Harris is a New York-based writer with more than 15 years of experience in editing and feature-writing. She often writes on fashion, culture, and travel topics. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Real Simple, InStyle, Refinery 29, Essence, and Glamour, among others. Highlights: * 15 years of experience in editing and feature-writing, covering fashion, culture, and travel topics * Published in Travel + Leisure, Real Simple, InStyle, Refinery 29, Essence, and Glamour, among others * Former senior editor and podcast host/ creator for Essence magazine * Co-founder and editor in chief of Top Rank Magazine, which was a feminist magazine for women of color About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.