Users of social media know Karen. She’s a conservative, suburban, middle-aged white woman whose instinct is to call the manager—or the police—when others, usually people of color, are not following “rules” as she understands them. Karens were all over Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook last summer and it wasn’t pretty.
It is time for “Karening” to get a close examination. Narcissism … Perfectionism … Entitlement.
Inner Fortune coach, former banker and politician, and long-time climate defender, Karen (really) Willard Ribeiro will guide you through the harsh and multifaceted realities of the Karen phenomenon along with heart-centered intimate stories and insights to move, well, Beyond Karen.
Told with a mix of humility, grief, suffering, hope and humor, Beyond Karen: Emerging from the depths of an epic epithet is a work of non-fiction activism and personal memoir urging white people to boldly face feelings of sadness, anger, and fear in order to reckon with their Inner Karens (and Kens).