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Karamo      

Television Host, Mental Health Advocate & Culture Expert on Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Emmy winner Karamo is the host of his own nationally syndicated daytime talk show entitled "Karamo" and distributed by NBC Syndication. He is also the Culture Expert on Netflix's international six-time Emmy-winning series Queer Eye. Karamo is known a "sympathetic talk therapist wrapped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket..." according to The New Yorker.

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 both of his shows; 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.

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 best-selling children's book, "I Am Perfectly Designed," is an empowering mantra for kids and adults to embrace authenticity.

Karamo was the first openly gay African-American in the history of reality televisions 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, Karamo petitioned and gained full custody of his son. A year later, Karamo adopted Jason’s half-brother, Christian.

In addition to being an Emmy winner, Karamo was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. Karamo also 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.

Queer Eye has returned for it's eighth season and will soon begin shooting season nine. "Karamo" show has also begun production of a successful season two.

Speech Topics


Life is Messy!

Parenting comes in all different shapes and sizes. Letting relationships grow organically.

Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope – having that difficult conversation with yourself

Cry Today/Smile Tomorrow – Live for Today Instead of Being Scared of Tomorrow

Creating Awareness

As a co-founder and activist of numerous organizations, Karamo 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, Karamo 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 change.

Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms

A counselor and psychotherapist, Karamo speaks of recognizing your own unique PTSS, the traumas they stem from, and how to confront and grow from difficult experiences.

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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.

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News


‘Queer Eye’ Wins Structured Reality Award as Creative Arts Emmys Kicks Off with Night One (Full Winners List)
Netflix’s “Queer Eye” won its third consecutive Emmy for outstanding structured reality show, and two different “Apollo” projects won big as the Emmy Awards kicked off on Monday night with the first of five nights of Creative Arts awards.

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