Melinda Clynes

Melinda Clynes is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Model D. She is the statewide project editor of Michigan Kids, a series of stories that highlight what’s working to improve outcomes for Michigan children. View her online portfolio here.

Feature StoryStarlett Simmons (right) of Five Star Cake Co. with her daughter, Kai Taalib

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Family first


Feature StoryA young Detroiter in the produce aisle

Fighting food insecurity in Detroit


Feature Storyyouthadvocacylist

City kids: Young Detroiters finding a voice


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