Chelsea Mandler

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When the Jehovah’s Witness’s came to my door, I did not mind. The only problem was that I was going to be late for work. I apologized and let them know that I cou....

Don't compromise yourself, you are all you got. - Janis Joplin

This is the commencement of your daughter’s undying right to be loud and be heard. We scoff at the notion that women should be taught to be quiet; to play nice. It is time for our girls to take back their power and counterbalance societies’ messages with feminine prowess. We are....

Alcoholism is a disease of apathy. I have always known that alcohol is poison to my body. But the truth is my disease does not care. I can write about my track record pertaining to alcohol. I can talk to sober friends. I can look someone in the eye and admit I still struggle with alcohol but it will never stop me from picking up again and again. It does not matter that I get physically sick or ....

No one tells the whole truth in therapy. And while, we, the patients, are fitting the bill, we tend to leave out bits of pieces of our narratives as not toa rise any suspicions about what exactly we do not want to discuss.

I had a therapist that moaned every time I said something depressing. I hated his guts. But I went back week after week to have but another session about “why....

You must understand that taking care of my father who had seven brain tumors, kidney and lung cancer was too much for me to bear. But I had a grandiose sense that I could handle anything at that time in my life. Therefore when my father asked to move from his hospice in Moorpark, CA to my home in Portland, OR . I said "yes" immediately.

It didn't matter that I had alread....

Africa is not a place for the weak. It is dangerous and unruly and poverty- stricken. The people make an average of $1.50 a day. It is a place where instinct defies logic. It must. It is survival. A tall white blonde woman from California has no business trying to fit into this way of life. But I was going to try to do just that.

I should have trusted my gut feeling immediately. The S....

I have heard people will decide to make changes when they are finally sick of being in pain.  Long-term  suffering can come in any form. Strife within a relationship, jobs, or  health issues throughout  time will cause a person to walk close to the edge without even knowing it. Throughout those days, I secretly promise myself that I will be happy, once again, when my problems go away.....

Nobody likes to hear that there is more to life than sex. Especially the people with whom you have had sex.  Most men will tell me that I have not had the right sex. Most women will look at me in disbelief as if this thought never entered their mind. But I am here to tell you there is much more to life than the act of inserting body parts into each other for pleasure and pain.

Th....

It is absolutely the best feeling to become a mother. The sky looks brighter. The color blue looks bluer. You're in love deeper and more passionately than ever before in less than a day. Even with some postpartum that feeling of love shines through.

The next few years you are on lock-down. A good kind of lock-down. The child must be managed continuously 24 hours a day. You rarely ....


About Chelsea Mandler

Chelsea began writing as a young girl. By the age of thirteen, she wrote seven books of which she passed around middle school. Her dream was to become a published writer. However, self-doubt quelled her ambitious nature and she stopped writing for 20 years. When tragedy struck close to home, she turned back to her dream as a way to cope with the anxiety that plagued her days. All of sudden, rejection letters turned into editor invitations. By taking a leap of faith and allowing herself to be vulnerable, a revival of her dream occurred. To view more of her writing go to Superchels.com. 😊