Karen Larbi is a diversity, equity and inclusion strategist, social change trainer, Movement Chaplain, Focalizing Practitioner, writer, and public speaker. She is currently a Senior Associate at Purpose Union, a social purpose strategy agency and was formerly a Trainer at Campaign Bootcamp, a campaigning training charity.
She is the Founder of POC In Nature, an online platform dedicated to helping people of colour explore the healing power of nature, environmental justice and land-honouring ancestral traditions, and sits on the England Advisory Committee at the RSPB, the UK’s largest nature conservation charity.
Karen is a recovery and mental health advocate, formerly working at Rethink Mental Illness on the Time to Change campaign, a world-leading anti-stigma campaign, and is the Co-founder of Black Woman Heal United Kingdom, the UK chapter of an international movement to help Black women heal and reclaim their spirits, minds and bodies from the effects of sexual violence.
She creates transformative spaces that facilitate deep reflection and difficult conversations in order to encourage diverse groups to create frameworks for change on a personal, organisational and community level. Karen is passionate about exploring the intersections of social justice, spirituality, trauma-informed practices, recovery and ecology.