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, (614) Magazine and $pread Magazine, and online at The Rumpus, The Hairpin, The Toast, MTV Iggy, BBC Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, The Village Voice, 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

Unless otherwise stated, all photograph are my own. Please do not use them without permission.