Television Host & Culture Expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix Reboot of Queer Eye
Television Host and Culture Expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown says that the key to his success is tapping into the many facets of his identity. Whether as an openly gay man, a black man, a single father, or psychotherapist, Karamo strategically utilizes the strengths of his different identities to…
Television Host and Culture Expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown says that the key to his success is tapping into the many facets of his identity. Whether as an openly gay man, a black man, a single father, or psychotherapist, Karamo strategically utilizes the strengths of his different identities to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same. Lauded for his ease and natural comfort in relating to different types of people, Karamo is tasked with making-over the hearts and minds of the “culturally challenged,” and helps them to confront and grow beyond the internal issues holding them back.
According to the LA Times, “Karamo is at the intersection of where pop culture, social media, and real life collide!” Winner of three Emmys, including for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and a Television Critics Association award, the cast is set to release their lifestyle book, Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life, on November 13. It will be divided into five sections based on each of the cast members’ area of expertise.
Brown began his television career in 2004 as a housemate on the MTV hit reality series The Real World, becoming the first openly-gay African- American in the history of reality television. Shortly after the conclusion of The Real World, Karamo learned that he was the father of a nine-year-old boy, Jason. With the support of his child’s mother, Brown petitioned and gained full custody of his son. A year later, Karamo adopted Jason’s half-brother Christian.
In 2014, he joined the Oprah Winfrey Network to host and produce their first digital show, #OWNShow. From there, Karamo became a host and producer for HuffPost Live, a recurring guest host of Access Hollywood Live, and a contributor for HLN/CNN. He was also host of MTV’s Are You The One: Second Chances.
As a co-founder of 6in10.org, an organization addressing the mental health and self-esteem of individuals affected by HIV, Karamo was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. He was also invited by the Obama Administration to work with the White House to create policy and legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies after school hours.
Karamo is an active member of the Never Again MSD gun-control movement after his Florida high school, Stoneman Douglas, suffered a fatal shooting in 2018.
A graduate of Florida A&M University, Karamo worked as a licensed social worker and psychotherapist for over a decade before transitioning into media.
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An Evening With Karamo Brown: From ‘The Real World’ to ‘Queer Eye’
Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success
Whether as an openly gay man, a black man, a Christian, a single father, a business leader or reality television personality, Karamo has discovered that the many facets of his identity are the key to his success. In this speech, Karamo shares his methods and ensures that – corporate and collegiate audiences alike – are able to recognize and utilize their own different identities.
Unearthing Your Past to Create Your Future (Leveraging Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms)
A counselor and psychotherapist, Brown spent nearly two decades helping people recognize their own PTSS, identify the traumas they stem from, and learn to confront and grow from difficult experiences. In an entertaining and digestible way, Karamo utilizes his clinical background – combined with his unique life experiences – to show audiences how to have the difficult conversations with themselves so they can begin to have the difficult conversations with others.
Making Your Mark in the World: Creating Awareness & Change
As a co-founder and activist of numerous organizations, Karamo Brown knows how to raise awareness about causes close to his heart, and how to organize other, like-minded individuals to do the same. In this inspiring speech, Brown speaks on the importance of giving back, the power we all have to do so, and the specific steps we can all take to organize, raise awareness, and bring about positive change.
Success Through Identity
Karamo discusses how to strategically utilize the strengths of your different identities in order to achieve success – in any area of your life.
Psychotherapist and Queer Eye Host, Karamo Brown in conversation with author Tara Westover
Karamo Brown - Opening Hearts in Red States on “Queer Eye” - The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper
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