Chloe Stillwell

Chloe Stillwell has a writing degree from the New School, and is a culture columnist currently residing in Nashville. Her work has been featured in The Frisky, Death & Taxes, Mic, Salon, and Nerve, among others. She is also a UCB-trained stand-up comedian.

Stories By Chloe Stillwell

A Massive Stroke Ruined Half My Mom’s Brain. A Year Later, She Wrote Me This Letter.

I’ve been dwelling on what I lost. But a three-sentence note showed me what I still have.

My Mom Had a Massive Stroke Two Weeks Ago

At 26, I never thought I was old enough to get one of those life-shattering phone calls. But my phone did ring, and I already know that nothing will ever be the same again.

Lessons Learned from a Childhood Spent Touching Myself

From the tender age of four, rampant masturbation was my secret shame. It took an awkward sex ed class at a Christian private school to inadvertently teach me I wasn’t alone.

A Bittersweet Ballad for a Bygone Music City Mash-up

My mom and dad were fun-loving lounge singers with endless energy and outrageous perms to match. Then they became parents, Nashville became “cool,” and we all started to wonder what might have been.