xox Chelsea Ohlemiller



Harsh Realities

July 6, 2019

I am your Daughter and I am Gay

Let me start with the simple facts. I am your daughter. I am gay and I love you more than I can explain. I know you don’t understand or accept the fact that I am gay. That is ok. I’ve come to realize that not everyone will accept me. I can’t change people’s minds or views. I can’t open people’s hearts. That is not my…

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July 1, 2019

Look At Me Now

You told me my dreams would amount to nothing. Look at me now. You told me I couldn’t prioritize my fitness, couldn’t have a body worth loving, couldn’t be beautiful. Look at me now. You told me I was nothing and that I’d be nothing. Look at me now. You told me no one would want me, need me, or love me again. Look at…

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June 25, 2019

To the Friend that just lost a Mother…

To the friend that just lost your mother, There are no words to heal the pain and sorrow in your heart.  There are no words that can comfort your soul.  This heartbreak is unique. It will shatter you and leave you breathless. But you already know that. You felt it the moment she slipped from this earth.  Your life will now be motherless. It’s a…

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June 24, 2019

She Laid There Dying

She came home from the hospital, straight into home hospice. She slipped quickly. One day we were shopping and enjoying ice cream dates. The next we would barely be blessed by her smile and conversation. Another 24-hours later and we’d have nothing. She was still with us but fading quickly with each moment and each breath. She was dying. We knew it but we couldn’t…

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June 23, 2019

To Be Loved By Him

He loves me, always, and I feel it. He even loves me at my worst, and I mean worst. The part of me that is hard to love. The part of me that’s rough around the edges. The part of me that I’ve always been ashamed of. The part that often felt unlovable.  Even that part of me is loved by him in the most…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a kind-hearted daughter named Hattie, a rambunctious son named Hutson, and the baby and “Grand Finale” of the family, a son named Hyland. Chelsea recently left her job as a special education teacher in Indianapolis to become a stay-at-home-mom. Little did she know she'd soon be led back into the classroom. She recently accepted a position with Anderson University supervising student teachers. She has a deep love of teaching and has always enjoyed helping inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea’s mother is her inspiration, as she always encouraged her to write. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. She decided to honor her mother's wishes. She started writing and sharing it with the world. It was one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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