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Karen? I Prefer Boa Constrictor

This insidious kind of Karen kills you with fake niceness.

Photo by Meritt Thomas on Unsplash, Adapted by Author on Canva

What´s a better name for a Karen? I have heard rumblings of dissatisfaction with the name, and I’m all in. My Aunt’s name is Karen. My first black babysitter was named Karen. I used to tease her because her fiance was a white man with striking red hair. For some reason, being 7, I thought that was hilarious.



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MJ Adia

Black-Filipina. Lived in Peru for 5 years. LICSW, dancer, meditator. Writes about multiculturalism, cinema, race, social issues.