Laura Kiesel

Laura Kiesel is a Boston freelance writer whose articles and essays have appeared in Salon, Orion, The Street, Earth Island Journal and Al-Jazeera America. She is currently completing a collection of personal essays, "The Drug Addict's Daughter."

Stories By Laura Kiesel

How Uncle Billy Saved My Family—By Going to the Slammer

He was an addict, a thief and a perpetual prisoner. He was also my hero.

When Mom Steals From Her Kid

One of the hardest things about being a seven-year-old with a drug-addicted mother was realizing why my money and most prized possessions slowly went missing.