Plus-size author takes on Mount Kilimanjaro to get over body issues.

Live life. And love it. The true joy in life is living it. Without fear, reservation, or compromise. There was a time when I was stuck waiting for happiness to arrive. It took me years to realize the irony of it all: Happiness was always right there. And it was waiting on me.

Live beyond limits.


Kara is a gifted and empowering speaker. Her story is honest and inspiring, and offers audience members hope for recovery.
— Shira Evans, MS, RD, CSSD, LD Dartmouth College Coordinator of Nutrition Programs
We were so glad to have Kara speak at CU Boulder. Through sharing her story, both the highs and the lows, she serves as an example of hope and growth—and a powerful role model for young adults who are struggling.
— Dana Udall, Ph.D. CU Boulder Lead, Clinical Specialty Team Coordinator, Eating Disorder Service


Hi. I’m Kara.

I am a plus-size author, public speaker and adventurer. I took on Mount Kilimanjaro three times. I wrote Gorge and Weight of Being and have been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America and on in the New York Times, Backpacker and many other publications. I’ve presented at Google, Dartmouth, Sanofi, Purdue, Columbia Sportswear and more.


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