Most of us have gotten to know reality TV personality, author, and activist Karamo Brown as the sensitive sensei with the gift for gently guiding folks toward self-love and acceptance on the hit life-makeover series, Queer Eye. But these days Brown also shares his signature wit, wisdom, and healthy life advice on the popular Luminary Original podcast, Karamo, with a whole new season starting today.
Last season, Karamo kept it real chatting with captivating guests like transgender superstar Laverne Cox, and in season two, you can expect to see even more celeb guests as well as a continued focus on tough and timely social issues. Two upcoming guests happen to be Brown’s Queer Eye castmates, style guru Tan France and interior design wizard Bobby Berk, who both discuss the dynamics of growing up gay within devoutly religious families.
France, who was raised in England with strict Muslim Pakistani-born parents says, “It wasn't difficult to reconcile being gay and Muslim.... Yes, there are many people out there who probably hate the fact that I’m associated, seeing myself with their religion. But what I say to that is, ‘I don't need to go to your mosque. I don't need your opinion on my life. I will practice my faith however I want to practice my faith.’”
Though they come from vastly different cultures, costar Berk also discussed the
trials of growing up gay in America’s “Bible belt,” which eventually led him to run away from home as a teenager.
In addition, drag superstar and talk show diva Monet X Change (winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4 and host of The X Change Rate) will discuss mending family ties on an upcoming episode. Other guests scheduled for season two include former monk and spiritual guide Jay Shetty, actress and producer Sophia Bush (This is Us), and trans model, actor and advocate Laith Ashley.