It is my intention that SACRED LANDSCAPES of the SOUL, encompassing rushing rivers and mountainous peaks, barren wilds and wide-open vistas,verdant spaces and desert paths within the heart, will lead you into...
KAREN BRAILSFORD has worked on staff at Newsweek, Elle, People, In Touch and E! Entertainment covering arts and culture, Hollywood, fashion, beauty and human interest. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Black Enterprise, Interview and other publications. She is a consulting literary agent with Aevitas Creative Management. The mother of actress Amandla Stenberg, Karen served as her de facto manager for several years, employing the expertise she gleaned from interviewing celebrities, covering Fashion Week in New York and Los Angeles, and negotiating with Hollywood publicists, all the while deflecting the momager stigma.
A licensed spiritual practitioner at the Agape International Spiritual Center founded by Michael Bernard Beckwith since 2009, Karen serves as the coordinator of its pastoral care ministry, One From the Heart, and writes for Inner Visions: A Guide for Daily Inspiration. For five years, she hosted a monthly gathering for congregants in her home and is featured in Agape's 31 Ways in 31 Days Transformational Challenge. Bucket list check item: Karen sang with Agape's choir backing up John Legend, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill at various events, including Oprah Winfrey's broadcast from the Kennedy Center, leading up to President Obama’s first inauguration.
The native New Yorker is a graduate of The Brearley School and Yale where she majored in English literature. Her paintings have been exhibited at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA, and other galleries. She lives in the City of Angels and cites the City of Light as her go-to landscape.