feminist campaigner
Karen Whybro is a gender equality consultant, women's safety campaigner and female keynote speaker based in Essex + Brighton who began her campaigning following the death of Sarah Everard. Along with academics from the University of Essex, Karen's research has been included in a paper being published in 2022 on women's safety and, more specifically, how women change their behaviour according to how safe they feel. Currently, Karen is working with dating app Bumble on their campaign to make Cyberflashing a crime, with Chelmsford City Council on changing attitudes towards women and making the city a more welcoming and safer place and with Chelmsford BID to create a women's safety charter facilitating safer spaces across the city. Karen is also founder and owner of a collective of bridal boutiques, Rock The Frock, with feminist principles at its core and is a co-parent of a six year old daughter.