Jenn McKee

Jenn McKee is a Michigan-based journalist and essayist whose special areas of interest are parenting, the arts (and arts criticism), writing, wellness, and more. Her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping (in print and online), Scary Mommy, Hour Detroit magazine, American Theatre magazine, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, etc. She lives with her litigator husband, two daughters, and neurotic cat in the metro Detroit area.

info Subjects


Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine

notepad Skills

  • Essays
  • Feature writing
  • Op-Ed
  • Profiles
  • Q&A

star Awards, Honors, Appointments

Finalist in two categories (memoir and blog) of the Detroit Writing Room Awards. Winners will be announced on January 13, 2022.

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.


We're in a New Era of Period Positivity, and It's Empowering for Young Girls

A reported essay on how and why girls have, in recent years, shed their embarrassment in regard to menstruation.


Middle School Algebra: My Daughter and I Bonded Over Homework

Personal essay about how helping my tween daughter with math homework kept us connected during the pandemic.


Washtenaw County program helps Black residents win rightful ownership of inherited homes

Feature story about Washtenaw County's successful recent efforts to get the deeds for inherited homes into the hands of local black homeowners, addressing the legacy of redlining and other racist housing practices.


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