Vogue Column

Breathless: Living a Life Less Ordinary

December 20, 2013

Choosing a non-conventional life can be very rewarding, but also very disorienting. My new Breathless column for Vogue talks about the advantages and anxieties of living a life less ordinary, and how to chart your progress when you’re someone who draws outside the lines.



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  • Reply dwight December 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    spot on.

  • Reply Kyle December 21, 2013 at 3:08 am

    “Be confident enough to asses your own progress” – I like that.

    Part of me admires that Karley can have a relationship with her mum despite them disagreeing on many things(it would seem), at the same time its totally unfair she cant bring her girlfriend home.

  • Reply Eastfist December 21, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Gosh, you’re awefully cute in that photoshoot, eh? ;)

  • Reply sugarplums December 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Beautifully written and considered Karley, I couldn’t agree more with your sentiment.

    • Reply Gina December 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm


  • Reply Holly December 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for this. I feel much better about my weirdo uncertain life now.

  • Reply kevin December 22, 2013 at 1:57 am

    great article!

  • Reply p barletta December 22, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Long time reader here, first time commenter- this post was very timely and exactly what I needed to read tonight. “if it’s not the lighthouse that guides me, then maybe it’s the moon and the stars”… thank you!

  • Reply Bert December 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Cute jumper, lets get married

  • Reply steve n December 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Love her…

  • Reply Sebastian December 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I don’t even know how I ended up here. Nevertheless, I felt like saying “Thank you”.
    This article was exactly what I needed, I guess. I admire your honesty, especially
    when it comes to family. All the best to you, I hope you enjoy your unique path for
    at least some 80 more years to come.

  • Reply Isabella December 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Perfectly right! I loved it!

  • Reply anda December 23, 2013 at 12:09 am

    KILLLLL EM! spoke volumes to me.

  • Reply Jasmina December 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    This is extremely inspiring, thank you so much.

  • Reply Sarah December 25, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    great writing thanks for this

  • Reply ADF December 26, 2013 at 4:04 am

    That was great! And yes, I agree: if you’re going to cast those lines away, you need to figure out a new navigation system too.

  • Reply L.D. December 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Your writing just gets better and better.

  • Reply elocin December 31, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    a life less ordinary indeed. you look like emma roberts, nabe!

  • Reply baby_homo January 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    This is my first comment here. Thank you very much for this article. It’s inspiring and encouraging, and I almost teared up a little. Keep doing what you’re doing, I think your blog is fantastic!

  • Reply William January 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Serious question, is that sweater made out of a snuffleupagus?

    • Reply karleyslutever January 6, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Lol, I wish I knew.

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