Melinda Clynes

Melinda Clynes is a freelance writer and editor for Model D and other IMG publications. She is project editor of Resilient Neighborhoods, a series of stories on community-building in Detroit Neighborhoods, and project manager and editor of the Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative. View her online portfolio here.

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

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Family first

Feature Story A young Detroiter in the produce aisle

Fighting food insecurity in Detroit

Feature Story youthadvocacylist

City kids: Young Detroiters finding a voice