BIO

"Zara Barrie is your internet lesbian big sister. She's the former "Senior Sex and Dating Writer" (and resident queer) for Elite Daily and currently writes a weekly column for GO! Magazine.
 
She mostly likes to write about sex, mental illness, and antidepressants. Zara takes her lesbian big sister responsibility very seriously, so feel free to message her all of your problems, babe. She currently identifies as a "mascara lesbian" and lives beyond her means in New York." 
 
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Zara Barrie's Articles

If therapy meant talking about my feelings, that meant I had no other choice except to dress up the truth.

I Compulsively Lied To My Shrink Because I Was Afraid Of Boring Her

If therapy meant talking about my feelings, that meant I had no other choice except to dress up the truth. I compulsively lied to my shrink.
Zara Barrie    |   10.25.18 12am   |   SHARE
Zara in high school.

Dear High School Friends, You’re Not Invited To My Lesbian Wedding 

If I were to tell my younger self that I have only one friend from my high school years spent in Westport, Connecticut attending my wedding that’s taking place exactly one month from today, I would’... Read...
Zara Barrie    |   10.12.18 12am   |   SHARE
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Stick It To The Homophobes: Why My Lesbian Wedding Will Be Unapologetically Over-The-Top

I suddenly understood why I felt this intense pressure to make my lesbian wedding so wildly spectacular — to stick to the homophobes.
Zara Barrie    |   10.5.18 12am   |   SHARE
If you happen to have a homophobic family and are bringing your new girlfriend home for the first time, you’re probably feeling so stressed.

Introducing Your Partner To Your Homophobic Aunt: A Holiday Guide         

If you happen to have a homophobic family and are bringing your new girlfriend home for the first time, you’re probably feeling so stressed.
Zara Barrie    |   12.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
I grew numb to the fact that so many straight people in my life had such stoic ideas about what lesbians do and don’t do.

Stop Telling Me ‘Lesbians Don’t Scissor’ (And Other Things Straight People Insist We Never Do)

I don’t find many things strange (I have a high threshold for strange), but I do find it weird that I’ve come across so many straight people who are compelled to adamantly INSIST that lesbians don’t... Read...
Zara Barrie    |   06.16.17 12am   |   SHARE