Photograph by Stephanie Freid-Perenchio

“No one is born brave. No double-helix of DNA can explain why one man will lay down on a live grenade for his brethren while another will flee. The men chronicled in this book share one characteristic that defines the difference between the two. "Courage”, Aristotle said, "is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guaranties all others."

Karen Day, " SEAL: The UnSpoken Sacrifice"

Publishing is in Karen Day's DNA. Her great uncles, Robert and Edwin Grabhorn, founded the historic and internationally-lauded Grabhorn Press in 1920, in San Francisco. Her career spans ten years of multimedia projects, but writing remains her primary passion, coupled with the purpose of giving voice to those who lack the opportunity to speak for themselves. Numerous national magazines and newspapers, including THE DAILY BEAST, MARIE CLAIRE,The Los Angeles Times, MORE and "O" magazines have featured her humanitarian stories.

SEAL The Unspoken Sacrifice was published in 2009. Day's literary resume includes co-writing humanitarian policy with a top-Pentagon official on the long-range humanitarian challenges facing the U.S, in Afghanistan. Her award-winning writing and activism on behalf of Afghan women and children imprisoned for moral crimes inspired Day to create the AFGHAN WOMEN"S JUSTICE PROJECT, an organization that provides literacy teachers and school supplies to these disenfranchised prisoners. Day presented a TEDX TALK on the founding of AWJP.ORG in January 2015.  Partnering with the First Lady of Idaho, Lori Otter, Day has co-written four CHILDREN'S BOOKS that focus on Idaho's history, culture, state parks and recreation. .Inspired by her nine-year-old super-son, Day published SUPERKID an interactive ii-book in 2013.




Afghan's Innocent Prisoners: Our Story Finally Makes Waves: Marie Claire, May 2011

Why Are These Women in Jail? : Marie Claire, May 2011
Babies Behind Bars: The Daily Beast, December 2011
Harvard Students Hit South Sudan: Marie Claire, May 2011
Backyard Birds Take Flight: Sun Valley Guide, Summer 2010: by Karen Day
The Spirit of Stanley: Sun Valley Guide, Winter 2010: Photos by Karen Day
Darius Goes West: On A Hero's Quest: LA Times
Beloved Is My Sister: for O, The Oprah Magazine: by Karen Day
Why Have A Baby After 50: MORE magazine: by Karen Day
Baghdad Diaries: Marin Independent Journal: by Karen Day

• Little Clyde - Horsing Around in Sun Valley, written by Lori Otter and Karen Day
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Seal: The Unspoken Sacrifice

Tea With the Taliban - March 23, 2011
'Between the Earth and Sky' lays hope for South Sudan: Idaho Statesman - Mar 16, 2012
IN-JUSTICE Documentary Premiere - May 17, 2011
Be The Change" meeting set - January 23, 2009
A Movement Begins in Blaine Country: Be the Change goes up on super highway - January 21, 2009
Darius Goes West arrives in Hailey - January 16, 2008
Journalist's adventures lead to lessons - October 17, 2007
The Fab Fives - September 1, 2006
Dalai Lama set to make historic visit, Photo by Karen Day -
   September 9, 2005
Spiritual Films highlight Buddhism - September 9, 2005
Rules of confidentiality change - June 3, 2005
Social action class seeks aid - December 1, 2004
Reaching Across the Continents - Marin Independent Journal - November 11, 2002