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Activist & Emmy-Nominated Host and Culture Expert, Queer Eye

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Karamo Brown: Biography at a Glance

  • Karamo Brown is the Emmy-nominated host and Culture Expert on Netflix’s international hit series Queer Eye where he is tasked with making over the hearts and minds of the individuals they help on the show
  • Karamo is also host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show, The Karamo Show.
  • He entered television as the first openly gay Black man in the history of reality television when he was cast on the iconic series The Real World.
  • As an actor, Karamo can be seen in a recurring role on Netflix’s hit dramedy series Dear White People, Freeform’s The Thing About Harry, and guest starring in TBS’ Miracle Workers.
  • Karamo is host of a podcast, Karamo, where he gives everyday people from around the world the opportunity to call in to receive his advice or share their personal feelings on the situations affecting their lives.
  • His memoir, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, explores how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need.
  • His bestselling children’s book, I Am Perfectly Designed, is an empowering mantra for kids and adults to embrace authenticity and is co-authored with his son, Jason "Rachel" Brown.

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Biography

Karamo Brown is the Emmy-nominated host and Culture Expert on Netflix’s international hit series Queer Eye. He is described by The New Yorker as a "sympathetic talk therapist wrapped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket…” A lifelong dream and achievement, Karamo is also the host of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show, The Karamo Show.

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 individuals they help on the show; by helping them to confront and grow beyond internal and external issues. Karamo draws from his work in social services to show how he both discovered and learned to explore his many different “identities”. Whether as a black man, openly gay man, a son of immigrant parents, a Christian, or a single father; Karamo strategically utilizes the strength of his numerous identities to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same.

As an actor, Karamo can be seen in a recurring role on Netflix’s final season of the hit dramedy series Dear White People. He starred in Freeform’s first gay rom-com The Thing About Harry and guest stars in the third season of TBS’ Miracle Workers.

Available through Luminary, Karamo’s Podcast, Karamo, is an in-depth look at life’s thorniest issues where everyday people from around the world can call in and chat with Karamo to receive direct advice or share their personal feelings on the everyday situations affecting their lives. The show also includes special interviews with Karamo’s celebrity friends who share personal moments from their lives with Karamo.

His memoir, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, explores how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need. His bestselling children’s book, I Am Perfectly Designed, is an empowering mantra for kids and adults to embrace authenticity. The beautifully illustrated book is co-authored with his son, Jason "Rachel" Brown.

Brown was the first openly gay African-American in the history of reality television’s iconic series The Real World. Shortly after the conclusion of The Real World, Karamo learned that he was a 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. 

Karamo was the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. Karamo continues to work directly with President Obama and his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance empowering today’s youth. He also meets with members of congress on policy and legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies on both sides of the aisle.

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Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness To Create Successarrow-down

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)arrow-down

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 & Changearrow-down

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.

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