*Christelyn Karazin is not a medical doctor, but that doesn’t prevent her from prescribing “The Pink Pill” exclusively for black women in search of class and proper etiquette to navigate in high-class social circles. Karazin’s prescribed pink pill is administered through a series of unique online learning modules, all created by Karazin to teach and empower what she calls the softer skills for black women.
“I teach secrets,” said Karazin, “that help black women who are looking in from the outside, because no one ever told them or taught them that the softer skills are just as important – or are more important than the harder skills we’re taught just to survive.”
According to Karazin, who recently became a columnist for EURweb, The Pink Pill modules cover topics such as the importance of etiquette, what is class and decorum, how to gracefully deal with conflict, how to attract the highest quality of men in social circles, and other topics. She adds there are things that every black woman must know and use to be successful in elite social circles, some things as basic as knowing which fork to use during a formal dinner, or how to properly select fine wine at a five star restaurant.
“When people don’t understand certain rules and protocols they continue to make mistakes,” said Karazin. “Then some black women wonder why they can’t seem to meet high quality men and other people. Lots of times there’s no one to tell them as black women.”
As co-author of “Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate Mixing Race, Culture & Creed,” some people view Karazin’s philosophy and online courses as a platform for how black women can meet, date/marry successful white men. Not so, said Karazin, although her husband is white.
“There are black women who take my courses that are married to black men,” Karazin explained. “I just want black women to win. I want us to move up from our situation, whatever that is for each individual woman. I want to provide the very best tools that I have to help any black woman get on the road to be her best self.”
Obviously with views like that, you shouldn’t be surprised that Karazin has her share of detractors, primarily black me. Surprise! In any event, check out the video below to get their thoughts about her.
Interestingly, Karazin’s overall background for the past few years doesn’t lend itself to totally breaking away from what some people think about her motives. After all, in addition to co-authoring “Swirling: How to Date, Mate and Relate, Mixing Race, Culture and Creed,” the native Californian is publisher and editor-in-chief of Beyond Black & White online magazine. She is also a co-host of “Swirlr,” the first multiracial and multicultural dating show.
In addition, Karazin is the official ambassador of InterracialDatingCentral.com, and she has a YouTube channel which focuses on black women in interracial relationships. Karazin has appeared as an interracial dating expert on numerous media platforms, to include the Tom Joyner Show, CNN, NPR, NBC News, among others.
For Karazin, the greenlight went on for her to learn the importance of proper etiquette in college, while preparing to attend a networking/mixer event in public relations. During the conversation about what food would be served, she improperly pronounced “hor d’oeuvre.” A friend corrected her before Karazin arrived at the event.
“I had heard the word ‘hors d’oeuvre’ but mispronounced it,” she said. “If I would have mispronounced it at this networking mixer event, it would have told people a lot about my background. I didn’t want people to think I was unsophisticated.”
Nevertheless, Karazin went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communication from Loyola Marymount University. She continued to sharpen her etiquette and decorum skills that are a must to successfully thrive in upper-class social settings. The lessons learned, according to Karazin, are attracting black women to her online courses. Since launching The Pink Pill in February, more than 500 black women have signed up for the modules, much to Karazin’s delight.
“I just have a heart for black women because I’m a black woman,” explained Karazin. “I’m not perfect, I make mistakes, but I see so many repetitive mistakes black women continue to make, so The Pink Pill online course is about sitting down with black women and explaining how things work to better position them to win in personal relationships and in their careers. As black women, if we have more choices and better knowledge, we have more power.”
“The African American experience in this country is solid middle class and lower class,” she said. “There are not a lot of us that are at the higher echelons of society. And the ones that are at this high level in society are not telling other African Americans how to navigate in those spaces. I want to share what I’ve learned, but I never teach from a position that I’m better than other black women. It’s just when you know better, you do better!”
For more information about Christelyn Karazin, and how to register for her Pink Pill online courses, click on the following link: https://bbwschool.teachable.com/p/the-pink-pill/.
Also, read Christelyn’s first column for EURweb, HERE. Look for her follow up column later this week.