Kelsey McEvoy is a future best-selling and/or award-winning essayist. Formerly an enthusiastic substance abuser and then an Army Reservist, she is currently a usually happy single mother of three based just outside of Washington, D.C.

She writes real stories from her real life, touching on the cliché shit you'd expect – sexuality, all of the abuses (substance, physical, verbal and sexual), identity and self-worth, self-harm, disordered eating, relationships, parenting, personal finance and adulting – but in a way people have said is "raw" and "riveting" and "like a Chuck Palahniuk novel" and also "like a movie."

She's good at carbs, cussing and burning English muffins, and is happiest when reading, writing or lifting (but in the reverse order). Follow her on Twitter: @thekelseymcevoy