I am a U.K-born, U.S-based writer with a particular interest in travel, migration, gender and sexual politics. My writing has appeared in print in Bitch, Honolulu Weekly, Bridal Guide, LE Miami’s PRINT, (614) Magazine and $pread Magazine, and online at The Guardian, BBC Travel, Condé Nast Traveler, VICE, Noisey, Jezebel, The Village Voice, The Rumpus, The Hairpin, The Toast, MTV Iggy, Hyperallergic, Paste, Matador Network and more.

I come from a small town in Scotland, went to university in London, and have, at various points, lived in Japan, Chile, Australia, the Czech Republic and Iceland. I have been based in the U.S since 2007, and am currently located in New York City. My favo(u)rite places on earth are Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Helsinki and Mexico City.

Contact me at karenlgardiner @ gmail.com

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