Katherine Webb-Hehn is an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor in Birmingham.
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Bitter Southerner, Longreads, the Nation, Huffington Post, In These Times, Southerly, and elsewhere. Multiple institutions have awarded the work she’s done on LGBTQ adoption, environmental justice, and political movements in Alabama. She’s written about the ways southern reproductive justice is misconstrued and how people here are maligned by those outside the South. For her multi-media journalism, she’s been a recipient of grants and fellowships from the Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and PEN America. Her poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in Arts & Letters, North American Review, Nelle, PANK, and elsewhere.
Currently, she’s the mother of two young children and works with writers across the South as an editor for Hub City Press and Scalawag where she’s been a regular contributor since 2017. Slowly, she’s writing a short story collection set in her hometown in North Alabama where she grew up surrounded by rocket scientists and cotton fields.
Find Katherine (sometimes) on Twitter @KAWebb_