Naomi Ulsted

Naomi Ulsted is a memoir and fiction writer from Portland, Oregon. She's been published in SALON, LUNA LUNA, and MAXIMUM MIDDLE AGE. She works as the director of a Job Corps vocational training program for under-privileged youth, and is married with two young boys.

Stories By Naomi Ulsted

That Time I Tried to Be a Stripper…But Pepper-Sprayed Myself in the Face

I thought I was going to make big bucks as a sexy and empowered nude dancer. I didn’t even make it to the audition.

How 26 Elvises Taught Me to ‘Follow That Dream’

Just when I was ready to call it quits, a flock of tribute artists dressed as The King inspired me to give it my all, no matter what.