Karen Holmes is a strong advocate for transgender rights. She is the Owner & CEO of SafetyFirst in the DMV area. She is s TEDx Speaker and a Radio Host for Inside Out on WPFW 89.3 FM on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Columnist for the Baltimore OUTloud Newspaper called Trans Lives. On June 7, 2018 she was selected by Capital Pride for Heroes Gala Awards for "Engendered Spirit Award". January 2017 she was selected in the LGBTQ Nation Bilerico Report as one of The Top 50 Successful Transgender Americans You Should Know. She has much to share with the transgender and LGBTQ communities. Since the start of her journey, her platform for sharing her journey consisted of speaking engagements, interviews, stories, photos, and videos.
She works for the Federal Government as a Safety Officer at Corporation for National & Community Service since June of 2001 receiving multiple awards from my agency for doing service work in the community. In October 2013 she received "Soldier of the Year" by the State Guard Association of the United States out of 24 states and 23 thousand soldiers. In December 2012 I received "Soldier of the Year" by the Maryland State Guard Association and The Maryland Defense Force.