Karen is an Author, Writer & Photographer.

Karen Walrond is the author of the bestselling bookThe Beauty of Differentand a contributing author to the booksDisquiet TimeandExpressive Photography. In addition, her writings have also appeared on Huffington Post, Sheryl Sandberg's LeanIn.org, and Wondertime, Good Housekeeping and Redbook magazines. Her words are always positive, encouraging readers to tap into their own superpowers.

Her new book,The Lightmaker’s Manifesto, is available now!

the light maker’s manifesto by Karen Walrond

the lightmaker’s manifesto:
how to work for change without losing your joy

out now!


领导力教练、律师、摄影师和活动家Karen Walrond知道,当你深切地关心这个世界时,你似乎很难找到光明。但是,当你的行动主义源自你的快乐时——反之亦然——你就会开始处处看到光明。

In The Lightmaker's Manifesto, Walrond helps us name the skills, values, and actions that bring us joy; identify the causes that spark our empathy and concern; and then put it all together to change the world. Creative and practical exercises, including journaling, daily intention-setting, and mindful self-compassion, are complemented by lively conversations with activists and thought leaders such as Valarie Kaur, Brené Brown, Tarana Burke, and Zuri Adele. With stories from around the world and wisdom from those leading movements for change, Walrond beckons readers toward lives of integrity, advocacy, conviction, and joy.

By unearthing our passions and gifts, we learn how to joyfully advocate for justice, peace, and liberation. We learn how to become makers of light.

the beauty of different:
observations of a confident misfit

Constantly bombarded with messages on how to think, how to feel, how to look, it can be very easy to fall into the mindset that we somehow fail as individuals, that we are not enough. But the truth is, those aspects of ourselves that make us individuals are actually the source of our own beauty, our super power.

The Beauty of Different以九种新颖的方式探索美,挑战读者陶醉在她自己的独特性。结合了美丽的图像、肖像、深刻的评论、散文和采访,这种对什么是真正美丽的多感官探索激发了更深层次的自我发现,并鼓励读者重新定义她的差异,不是缺点,而是差异的特征——甚至可能是超能力。

The Beauty of Different包含亲密的男人和女人的肖像,他们发现了什么使他们美丽的不同。花点时间翻翻书页,你会发现一种全新的看待自己的方式。

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“Through her writing and photography, Karen inspires us to claim our voices and own the parts of us that make us authentic, beautiful and strong. What makes Karen’s work so compelling is that she walks the talk — she lives the principles that she shares with us.”

— Brené Brown
New York Times bestselling author ofDaring Greatly,Rising Strong&Dare to Lead


disquiet time:
rants and reflections on the good book by the skeptical, the faithful & a few scoundrels

Disquiet Timeis an engaging and hilarious collection that encourages readers to tackle those strange, awkward, worrying, yet endlessly compelling passages of the Bible. The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Now, an incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, frustrate, or comfort, like:

  • What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.)

  • 我们如何理解《圣经》中关于女性角色的那些令人不安(或看似令人不安)的段落?

  • Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally paint him with a wonky eye--and what does it tell us about beauty?

    Disquiet Time是由热爱圣经的基督徒、不可知论者、怀疑论者、不上有名的人,以及那些不怕深入挖掘精神的人写的,他们会问一些棘手的问题,并从中获得乐趣。

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expressive photography:
the shutter sisters' guide to shooting from the heart

当一张照片吸引了你,触动了你的灵魂,你本能地知道它。你不仅能看到图像,还能感受到它。但你如何用自己的相机捕捉这样的镜头呢?你如何让你的照片胜过千言万语?From portraits to landscapes, still-lifes to documentary shots,Expressive Photographywill not only show you why certain images sing, it will also teach you how to create your own compelling photographic images--one click at a time.

  • Written by the immensely popular Shutter Sisters, Blogger's Choice Award nominees for best blog

  • Themed chapters containing the voices of several photographers give artistic insights into any shooting opportunity

  • Evocative imagery that captures the emotion of the moment

  • Compositional tips and recommendations throughout

Visually stunning and unique in its collaborative approach, this book brings the spirit of the immensely popular Shutter Sisters' blog to the printed page through the voice and photography of its founding members.

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