I’m Karen. I write and take pictures of things that inspire me.
My stuff has appeared here, here, here and here. At 25, I moved to New York to give journalism one last try before committing myself to a nunnery, or, you know, finding something that made money. After sufficiently flailing about, I stumbled upon a neat reporting job writing about Google things, music rights things and invention things for an intellectual property law magazine.
Here, I wrote about life and its (mis)adventures, like surviving the city’s oppressive summer without a/c, the impermanence of roommates, and how celebrity encounters rendered me a spastic mess. My photo expeditions yielded discoveries of the non-cherry blossom kind, of graffiti-covered walls and, most interestingly, of people.
Then I left it all behind.
Determined to see whether the hellions of the world really do have more fun, I became a grad student of the dark side, of advertising and copywriting at VCU Brandcenter. I’ll report my findings shortly.