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Deadlifts and Lipstick

and everything in between

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Nikki Barr

Always just on the verge of having my shit together... Writer. Photographer. Vegan. Power lifter.

Saints and Sinners

Most of the women I saw in church wore lipstick. Especially funny as I recall a religion lesson once espousing the that it was women of ill repute who donned lipstick.  I never made the connection...

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Food Paradox

I don’t want cooking to become mere habit again.  I will need to admit that my meticulous menu planning and habitual cooking was partially practical but also a means to mask my anxiety and control food another way in my life.

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To Makeup or Not

I clicked on the link for the Nars “Orgasm Collection” lip color… note: orgasms are never peachy pink—though they most definitely can, and should, have a shimmer finish.

The truth about anxiety

The truth about anxiety is that no matter what words I type, I want to hit the delete button. And that truth transcends into every aspect of my life.

We don’t need another Hero

Wonder Woman didn’t have heroes—she was written as one.

Lessons in Failure

The barbell hovered a few inches off the ground. I dropped it and shook my head. That’s ok, take a few seconds and try it again. I step back up to the bar. I’ve never failed a second attempt, I think as it hits the gym floor.

Speaking on Mute

I can’t speak. He waits for me to say something… anything. Tears taste salty and sting the rawness in my throat, but I won’t let them fall. I’ve been a writer on mute most of my life.

I Don’t: A Wedding Paradox

During the entirety of my 20s and 30s I was asked when I was going to settle down and get married. I would always respond: When it’s legal for everyone I will consider it. Then marriage equality happened and I had that “oh fuck” moment...

A Dress to Remember

I pulled out my favorite summer dress and let it fall familiarly over me as I smiled at the memories enshrouded in the fabric. It’s purple and pink and everything that makes me feel free.

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