Karen Walrond is a lawyer, a leadership coach, an activist, and a sought-after speaker. She is the author of several books — The Beauty of Different: Observations of a Confident Misfit, The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work For Change Without Losing Your Joy, and most recently Radiant Rebellion: Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy & Raise a Little Hell. She is also the creative mind behind the award-winning blog Chookooloonks, a lifestyle, inspiration, and photography destination. She’s trained as a Dare to Lead Facilitator, has appeared on Unlocking Us with Brené, and has seen her work featured on PBS, Huffington Post, CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She and her family reside in Houston, Texas.