Christelyn Karazin

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Christelyn Karazin is an American writer, columnist, and blogger on the subject of interracial dating,[1] particularly black women dating outside their race.[2][3] She hosts the blog "Beyond Black & White" and has written for Woman's Day, Ebony, Jet, and Reuters. Karazin attended Loyola Marymount University, where she wrote for The Los Angeles Loyolan.[4]

In 2013 Karazin launched the blogger network SheThrives and in the following year she served as the host for the dating reality web series Swirlr.[5][6]

No Wedding, No Womb[edit]

Karazin founded the "No Wedding, No Womb" initiative in the summer of 2010, after her eldest daughter asked why Karazin had not married her father.[7] Realizing that this was a question that many children may ask single parents, Karazin launched "No Wedding, No Womb", which promotes the idea that couples should "abstain from having children until they are emotionally, physically and financially able to care for them."[8][9]

The Pink Pill[edit]

Karazin also founded the "Pink Pill" a private community and self-improvement course for Black Women, and is part of the "Beyond Black and White" Website. It provides women with "Strategies for Living Well to the Extreme" this course has received many supporters and praises. [10]


  • Swirling: How to Date, Mate, and Relate Mixing Race, Culture, and Creed (2012, with Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn)[11][12][13][14][15]


  1. ^ Bowker, Makenzie. ""Swirling" Stars in Hollywood!". HLNTV. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Interracial dating still carries apprehensions". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. "Producers Of 'Soul Food,' 'Barber Shop' Acquire Film Rights To 'How-To' Guide On Dating Across Race And Creed". Indiewire. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  4. ^ Barnett, Tyler. "'Swirling' authors share interracial dating insights". Laloyolan. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  5. ^ DESMOND-HARRIS, JENÉE. "How an Interracial-Dating Web Series Gets Everything Wrong". The Root. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. ^ Brown, Ann. "NEW WEB NETWORK FOR WOMEN, SHETHRIVES, LAUNCHES". Madame Noire. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  7. ^ Bonds Staples, Gracie. "Her story: Christelyn D. Karazin tells other black moms they deserve a partner". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Why Are We Still Calling Our Babies 'Illegitimate?'". Atlanta Black Star. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Activists Unite For 'No Wedding, No Womb'". NPR. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Pink pill". Beyond Black & White. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  11. ^ Penn, Charli. "Authors of New Book 'Swirling' Get Real About Dating Across Race, Religion and Creed". Essence. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  12. ^ Schlichenmeyer, Terri. "Bookworm: 'Swirling' might lead to romance". Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  13. ^ Booker, Bobby. "'Swirling' a way of life for some Black women". Philadelphia Tribune. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  14. ^ Lilly, Judlyne. "A Good Read: Swirling". CBS Local. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Scribe Success Story: Littlejohn Signs Deal For 'Swirling' Movie". Multichannel News (subscription required). June 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2015.

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