Melissa Chadburn

Melissa Chadburn is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Guernica, SLAKE, Salon, The Rumpus and a dozen other places. She’s currently writing "A Tiny Upward Shove," her teenage foster care narrative. Reach her at [email protected] She loves your whole outfit right now.

Stories By Melissa Chadburn

My Runaway Childhood

After an abuse-filled upbringing, I left home for good at thirteen, legally emancipated myself from my mother, and finally took control of my own life.