Karyn Washington's Close Friend Addresses Misinformation on Her Death

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Last week the death of beauty and lifestyle blogger Karyn Washington, of apparent suicide, sent the blogosphere into shock. The creator of For Brown Girls touched the lives of many women with her message of self-love and empowerment, but Karyn's close friend, Yumnah Najah, wants to offer some clarity on her life and legacy.

In this video blog, Yumnah says assumptions that Karyn's suicide was the result of insecurity about her appearance are false. According to Yumnah, Karyn had been having a difficult time dealing with the recent death of her mother.

Yumnah offers a moving tribute to the loss of her friend. Watch below.

Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or


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