Karen Walrond is a writer and photographer. She has appeared on both local and national television shows and other news media, including being quoted on CNN.com and making an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Karen is the author of Chookooloonks, an award-winning photoblog. Her fine art photography pieces and projects have been included in exhibits around the country. She is a contributor to the book Expressive Photography: A Shutter Sisters' Guide to Shooting from the Heart, a guide for beginning and intermediate photographers for adding heart and soul to their imagery. Karen's writing, images and other projects have been featured on CNN.com, Good Housekeeping and Wondertime magazines among others. She is also the author of the book, The Beauty of Different, a book about celebrating the uniqueness of each individual and proving that everyone is beautiful. Karen is the lead blogger for BlogHer’s Own Your Beauty series, which is featured on USAToday.com.