Full-time nurse, part-time environmentalist, and all-the-time mother, Kenna Lee lives in Sebastopol, California, with her three semi-feral children and several domesticated animals.
After receiving a liberal arts degree up east, she entered the underground world of homebirth midwifery, only to emerge a decade later into a more normal life as a hospice nurse.
Tortured by the distance between her suburban lifestyle and her perceptions of “right living,” Kenna began writing about mothering in the era of global warming, only to discover that her work struck a deep chord in her community of mothers.
She began publishing in online venues including literarymama.com, tiny-lights.com, mamaphonic.com, witnessthewaywelive.com, and mamazine.com, where she wrote about maternal eco-anxiety in her online column, “Home Eco-nomics."
Her personal essays have also been published by Brain, Child, Amoskeag (global warming issue), Midwifery Today, the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses, the American Journal of Nursing, and the Northern California Bohemian, as well as aired on the KQED Perspectives series.
The title essay “A million tiny things” is included in the anthology Lavanderia (City Works Press, 2009).