BIO

Lira Kellerman is an actress, author, storyteller, and fire dancer. She proudly impresses people with the fact that in a city of 4 million people, she ranked 11th at the inaugural Los Angeles Pun Off Competition, but always sheepishly admits there were only twelve competitors. 

Lira Kellerman's Articles

Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash

My Friend-With-Benefits Isn’t Even My Friend

I call him by his full first name. Not the nickname his friends call him; that’s too familiar. He’s not a friend-with-benefits because he’s not my friend.
Lira Kellerman    |   04.25.19 12am   |   SHARE
The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

I Refuse To Spend Christmas With My Family & I'm Happier For It

The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year.
Lira Kellerman    |   12.11.18 12am   |   SHARE
Untitled Watercolor by Anthony Diecidue

Looking Like My Mother Is The Closest I'll Ever Be To Her

She was a mother who couldn’t mother. Mental illness absorbed my mother’s maternal soul and left a hollow shell that morphed her.
Lira Kellerman    |   05.2.18 12am   |   SHARE