Karamo speaks at UofL
Karamo speaks at UofL

On Wednesday night, a capacity crowd filled the SAC Ballroom to hear Queer Eye star Karamo speak about the intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ community and black masculinity. 

Karamo also discussed how to navigate people projecting their fear onto others, how comparison is “the thief of joy” and how challenging it is for people to identify boundaries.

“We should teach boundaries more,” he said. “It’s so important that we listen to each other and hear what other people say about their boundaries.”

Additionally, Karamo reminded the crowd that we should be able to talk about mental health as easily as we do physical health. 

“Speak truth and be kind,” he said. 

As one student shared on her Facebook page, the discussion was a “good reminder of self love and acceptance for all.” 

The event was hosted by UofL’s Student Activities Board in collaboration with The LGBT Center and Black Student Union. Photos from the event are online here

Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.