Hipster Grifter Writes a Well-Wisher: ‘Yes, I Have Made Mistakes’

Since we published our story about the hipster grifter Kari Ferrell yesterday, the Internet has been buzzing with information, speculation and sightings. Gothamist reported she’d been spotted Friday night at the Alligator Lounge in Williamsburg. Vice got an email from someone saying they’d seen her on Saturday in Dumbo. And when we spoke to Sergeant Fred Ross, of the Salt Lake City Police Department, earlier today, he told us that he’d gotten a report yesterday that Ms. Ferrell was spotted walking toward the Park Slope Food Co-Op. Perhaps she’s a member?

She has also surfaced on the Internet. We were forwarded an email she sent at 3 this morning to a well-wisher:

Hello. I really appreciate the message that you sent. Surprisingly enough, all of the emails that I have received have been in the same vein. Makes me feel SLIGHTLY less of a terrible human being.

Yes, I made mistakes and yes, I hurt people who cared for me (and vice versa). However, I have made amends with most of those individuals, and have attempted to rectify my poor decisions by paying them back. I know that it is neither here nor there, but what the article didn’t mention is that I haven’t done anything of that nature for years. I understand that that, in no way, justifies what I did … but I definitely recognize that what I did was really REALLY shitty, and like to think that I have learned from my mistakes.

Anyway, I didn’t mean to barrage you with my…whatever the fuck those preceeding paragraphs are…my sincere apologies.

Thank you, again, for your kind words.

Without Wax,


We spoke to one of her former friends, 22-year-old Jodi Bullock, who yesterday posted an account on her blog of her experiences with Ms. Ferrell, for more details of their friendship.

Hipster Grifter Writes a Well-Wisher: ‘Yes, I Have Made Mistakes’