Chelsea is a writer and editor with strong investigative skills and an eye for the details that give meaning to the everyday. She writes often about the health of families, communities and ourselves, and occasionally about food. As an editor, she brings her strong sense of storytelling and clarity of language to a variety of projects. 

She started selling abortion pills online. Then the feds showed up.

For two years, before she headed off to her full-time job as a web developer, or after she put her daughter to bed at night, Ursula Wing ran a business selling abortion pills from the bedroom of her New York City apartment. The 40-year-old single mother would fill orders that had been submitted through her website, dropping a piece of inexpensive jewelry into a mailer with a return address for “Fatima’s Bead Basket.” Hidden behind a panel taped inside were one tablet of mifepristone and four tablets of misoprostol.

Grandmother’s lemon sponge pudding stands up to time – and children

Before my husband and I had children, life was marked by major milestones: a first job, then a new city and another, as I moved with my career. Next came a proposal, marriage, our first home. The markers that lie ahead seem different. They track the unfolding of a young life – two lives – and all of the daily tasks and rituals that, my grandmother knows well, make that unfolding possible, all of the things that create the splattered page of a family’s history.
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