Jenn McKee

Jenn McKee is a Michigan-based journalist and essayist who covers parenting, the arts (including criticism), writing, wellness, and more. Her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping (in print and online), Shondaland, The Writer magazine, Scary Mommy, Hour Detroit magazine, American Theatre magazine, The Detroit Free Press, Michigan Alumni magazine, etc. She lives with her litigator husband, two daughters, and two neurotic sister-cats in the metro Detroit area, where she also works part-time as a library page.

info Subjects


Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine

notepad Skills

  • Essays
  • Feature writing
  • Op-Ed
  • Profiles
  • Q&A
  • Editing
  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Copywriting

star Awards, Honors, Appointments

Detroit Writing Room Awards: winner, blog entry category; and 2nd place, personal essay category.

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.


I Suck at Running but Keep Going Anyway

Personal essay about flipping the script when it comes to exercise.


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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