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

I’m grateful to have worked along-side some of the best brands in business. You’ll find me open to all kinds of engagements—speaking, consulting, coaching, writing—I’m always looking for new ways to share stories of courage, adventure, and lasting change.


Thank you for keeping my words and adventures alive.



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I deliver brave, honest, empowering and compelling programs to help audiences move mountains in their own lives and delve into issues including body acceptance, fitness and achievement.

In addition to book reading and signings for Gorge: My 300-Pound Journey Up Kilimanjaro and Weight of Being, I have a number of programs and will customize them for your event goals.

  • Moving Mountains: How to conquer any obstacle to reach your goals.

  • Love Your Body: Body acceptance no matter where you are on the scale. Love where you are and go from there. 

  • Other options include: Trainings and Workshops, Q&A, Panels, Book Clubs, Livestreams, Facebook Lives, Social Media Influencer Campaigns, Writing Workshops, consulting and content development services.


Kara provided a poignant and meaningful presentation to more than 350 female business professionals at our recent conference. Her delivery was hard-hitting yet laced with humor. A definite audience favorite!
— Stacey L. Bruzzese, President/CEO Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, WOW Conference


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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