Welcome to my website.
I’m Karen-Luz, and I’m a budding journalist and writer who recently graduated from the Carleton University journalism program in Ottawa. Currently, I’m the editor-in-chief of Carleton’s student newspaper, The Charlatan.
Whether through fiction or fact, storytelling is what I love to do. I have a particular interest in urban stories: getting to know a city by looking closer, through its people, places, and events.
A note on the website title
One of my past homes was the city of Portland, Oregon. It was here in this city that I first discovered a niche for journalism, avidly reading The Oregonian and even heading the production of a school newspaper in my elementary school. The slogan “Keep Portland Weird” stuck a chord with me a long time ago, ever since I was in middle school. So as I grew more in love with storytelling, I decided that, in my various online presences, I wanted to pay small homage to the city that first sparked my love for human and urban journalistic stories, hence “Weird City Report.”