Greetings, I'm Karen Slider, but most folks call me “KK”. Let me take you on a trip through my life—a journey from the streets of South Central Los Angeles to becoming the second black female firefighter with the LAFD.

Growing up, I faced challenges that could've held me back, but I refused to let them define me. Now, I'm here to share my story with the world. My book dives deep into my experiences, showing how I turned adversity into opportunity.

But that's not all. I am also an artist, and my "Art In a Box” and painting pieces are my way of expressing myself beyond words. Like all art, each piece tells a story. This art is infused with my passion and creativity.

On My YouTube page and Podcast, join me as I help others enjoy life and share their stories. I will even cook for you.

On my e-commerce page, you'll find more than just merchandise. You'll discover pieces of my spirit—the struggles, the triumphs, and the dreams that keep me going.

So come on in, take a look around, and join me on this wild ride called life.


MY Book

31 Benning Place

Discover the captivating story of my roots in South Central Los Angeles and my journey as a pioneering African American female firefighter/paramedic for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Immerse yourself in tales of my family, particularly my beloved mother Ramona, and the challenges I faced as a young mother and the 2nd African American woman to join the LAFD. Inside these pages, I also recount the heart-wrenching loss of my sister Pamela Lark and the emotional turmoil of the subsequent murder trials. Witness how my faith in our heavenly Father has shaped my life and given me strength.


"Style Creativity Quality."


where style meets creativity!

Introducing my exclusive line of products, including my book "31 Benning Place" and "Art In A Box," along with a wonderful collection of drink ware, wall art, hoodies, and shirts. With a commitment to quality and creativity, Karen strives to bring you exceptional items that can enhance your lifestyle and your home. Shop now at KAY KAY HOUSE and elevate your daily routine!

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