Chelsea’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction and The Rumpus. Her essay “The Renters” was reprinted in the anthology Southern Sin: True Stories of the Sultry South and Women Behaving Badly.

She is currently working on a collection of essays about ideas of home, class, and the generational effects of poverty. Look for essays on the 1981 national air traffic controllers strike, the Miami Serpentarium, and more.