Chelsea Bieker

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Chelsea Bieker is from California's Central Valley. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly, Catapult, Joyland, The Cincinnati Review, The Normal School, No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Elephants, The Collagist, Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, and others.  Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop.  Currently she lives in Portland, Oregon  where she is writing a novel, teaching, and working as a professional online dating profile writer. Find her @chelseabieker and


Cover Photo: photo of the author as a child / courtesy of the author
Why We Must Believe Women: My Family’s Legacy of Violence and Murder

My aunt accused her husband of spousal rape. Less than a year after he was acquitted, he murdered her.

Nov 06, 2017