Dani McClain

Author, Journalist 

@drmcclain

 

Dani McClain reports on race and reproductive health. She is a contributing writer at The Nation and a fellow with Type Media Center (formerly the Nation Institute). McClain‘s writing has appeared in outlets including Slate, Talking Points Memo, Colorlines, EBONY.com, and The Rumpus. In 2018, she received a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Her work has been recognized by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. McClain was a staff reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has worked as a strategist with organizations including Color of Change and the Drug Policy Alliance. McClain’s book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, was published April 2019 by Bold Type Books (formerly Nation Books). McClain has a B.A. in history from Columbia University and a master’s degree from Columbia’s journalism school.

TOPICS: Writing, Women and Girls of Color, Health

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The Nation

As a Black Mother, My Parenting Is Always Political

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Colorlines

Author Q&A: Dani McClain On the Power of Black Mothering

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The Nation

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