Karen Corday

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Florence, MA
Smith College, Simmons College
Perfume, Western Wear, Fashion And Beauty History
  • Karen cowrites the Two Bossy Dames Substack newsletter, which has nearly 7,000 subscribers.
  • She has appeared on television and radio as a "talking head" discussing everything from fashion to karaoke to the American history of snacks.
  • She co-produced the Boston branch of the popular storytelling stage show "Mortified" for 10 years and appeared in the book "Mortified: Love Is A Battlefield" and the documentary "Mortified Nation."


Karen has been writing professionally for over a decade. She has worked for institutions that are hundreds of years old as well as brand-new start-ups in the fields of higher education, biotechnology, publishing, and retail. Her byline has appeared in many publications, including Vulture, the Washington Post, Wide Open Country, Vice, Medium, Tedium, Hyperallergic, Paste, the Awl, and the Toast. Karen wrote for Grunge for nearly three years before moving over to Glam in 2023.


Karen has a bachelor's degree from Smith College and a master of library and information science degree from Simmons College.

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