Chelsey Engel is a writer, photographer, and activist born, raised, and living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning her degree in photojournalism from Point Park University in 2011, she began working in communications with the United Steelworkers (USW) union. Today, she produces the USW's podcast, Solidarity Works.
Chelsey previously served as Communications Lead for State Rep. Sara Innamorato during her first game-changing campaign. Her writing has also appeared in Huffington Post and The Mighty. She published her debut novel, A SUMMER OF FEVER AND FREEDOM, in August 2019.
A Summer of Fever and Freedom
Set during one of America’s most tumultuous periods, Chelsey's debut novel is a historical fiction ode to coming out, coming of age, and coming together.
"The author shines in her descriptions of new love. Engel shows promise with this tale of self-discovery." -Publishers Weekly
WHY LABOR MUST FIGHT WHITE SUPREMACY LIKE WE FIGHT BAD TRADE
The Huffington Post
We must show up at trade rallies and at Black Lives Matter rallies. We must fight for a new NAFTA and fight to end mass incarceration. We must realize that our members’ lives don’t stop when they clock out at the end of their shift.
STATE REP CAMPAIGN
Chelsey served as the communications lead for PA District 21 state representative candidate Sara Innamorato until her win in May 2018. From social media posts to rack cards, press releases to speeches, Chelsey enjoyed lending her expertise and passion to a bold, progressive campaign.
BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS TO EXERCISING WITH EDS AND HYPERMOBILITY
After living with chronic muscle and joint pain for years, I was finally given a diagnosis. Though it's far from ideal, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is manageable. And I just might have found a way to be truly active and healthy again.