Author of the article

A freelance writer and editor living in Chicago, Melissa Wiley is a columnist for Storyacious, an online literary magazine, and her creative nonfiction appears in Beetroot Journal, Tin House Open Bar, Lowestoft Chronicle, and elsewhere. You can read about her travels in Lapland in Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place and find her hula hooping at the odd surfer-space party.