Welcome to Minneapolis Girl Writes! Thanks for visiting the site.
I’m Nikki. I’m 35 and living in Minneapolis, MN. My career is in social services, where I work in upper management. By night I’m an aspiring author, an avid blogger, and a woman on a mission to inspire others, help people find the strength inside to succeed, and give the world a glimpse of what it’s like in my plus-sized, fun world.
I’m passionate about a number of things. I love helping others. I’m grateful to have a job in which I can work with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as mental health diagnoses. I love volunteering, especially with Feed My Starving Children and at the Veteran’s Home. I’m also passionate about writing, music (Butch Walker will forever be my favorite), reading, traveling, advocating for mental health awareness and treatment, fitness, and empowering others, especially fellow plus-sized women.
I’ve lived with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager, but didn’t receive a formal diagnosis or start treating these conditions until I was in my mid-20s. I’ve engaged in self-harm, dealt with bullying, attempted suicide, relied on substances to alleviate the pain I felt, and had my world drop out from beneath me on a few occasions. I’ve reached a point in life where I’m ready to share my stories, in hopes of letting others who might be experiencing something similar know that there is hope and ways to make it through the dark times life tosses at us.
I’m a cat mom who loves her morning coffee and a good audiobook on the drive in to work. I’m agnostic, but accepting of others’ beliefs and willing to engage in respectful discourse surrounding them. I’m an Aquaricorn with a wild imagination and motivation to slay my goals and rule the world at some point. When I fall in love with something or someone, I fall hard and submerge myself fully in it. I love tattoos, glitter, gardening, living a Paleo life, and everything about Minnesota. My friends and family are my life and I wouldn’t change a thing about the path that brought me to where I am in life.
My mission with Minneapolis Girl Writes is to be transparent and authentic. I want to share my experiences, stories, and parts of my day-to-day life. It’s a mishmash of things, from lifestyle goodies like beauty tips and hauls, to travel round ups, to rea life talks about mental health, plus-size women winning, how to gain confidence, and how to get ahead in business when the cards are stacked against you.
Feel free to reach out on social media or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love connecting and hearing others’ stories, and making new friends in this vast online world.
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