“Queer Eye” Host Karamo Brown to Visit FIU

“Queer Eye” TV personality, author and activist Karamo Brown will be visiting FIU as part of the Student Programming Council’s lecture series.

Nichana Miller/Staff Writer

“Queer Eye” TV personality, author and activist Karamo Brown will visit FIU as part of the Student Programming Council’s lecture series.

As one of the stars of the hit Netflix series “Queer Eye,” Brown will be discussing mental health and how students can be stable and happy, recalling some of the struggles he faced and how he has progressed through life.

Brown was the first openly gay black man on a reality show, “The Real World: Philadelphia.”

“This lecture is sure to have a much more personal aspect to it as students will be able to directly ask Karamo any questions they wish. He is an actual therapist and is able to help guide students in a way that we never have been able to before,” said Jessica Horsham, the president of SPC.

The lecture series has been around since the beginning of SPC Student Programming Council and has hosted numerous speakers that have illuminated the minds of students with their enriching lectures.

The goal of the lecture series is to inspire FIU students in ways their day to day classes and activities may not, said Horsham.

“We chose Karamo Brown as we absolutely love his message on and off screen to his followers and believe that his presence on campus will leave our students with a memorable and uplifting experience,” Horsham said. Jessica says. “He will leave everyone off in better shape than when they entered.”

Brown is going to be a unique speaker, as an LGBTQ+ and Hispanic person of color. Without a doubt, he will be able to connect to the diverse FIU student body in ways many other popular speakers may not be able to.

As an LGBTQ+ and Hispanic person of color, Brown is expected to connect to FIU’s diverse student body.

As fans of the “Queer Eye” series, the members of SPC are excited to meet Brown.

Along with Sandy Vilce, the director of speakers for the lecture series, they spent months planning and discussing which speaker they should choose and why. The team surely did not disappoint.

“I would encourage students to attend this event with an open mind and an open heart. He will be addressing very personal issues and you may never know what you needed to hear until you hear it,” Horsham said.

The lecture and Q&A is on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Graham Center Ballrooms.