Rachel Mans McKenny

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Rachel Mans McKenny is an author, humorist, and book reviewer from the Midwest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Electric Literature, Hobart, and other outlets, and her debut novel, The Butterfly Effect, came out in 2020. 


Cover Photo: Photograph via Annie the Musical
Little Girls Get to Be Ingénues—What About Big Girls?

Make me thin, I told God. Make me pretty. I added to the list: Make me Annie.

Cover Photo: The cover art for 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle, which depicts a cute and hairy caterpillar
Motherhood, Metamorphosis

I do not wish to have not been a parent. But I think it is normal to imagine new existences when the world is crumbling.