Karamo: My story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope
My notes on Karamo Brown’s book Karamo
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I deliberately didn't take many books away with me on my recent two week holiday to Los Angeles. Strange as it sounds, I wanted a bit of a break from reading. That said, I did download one audiobook for my trip. And that was Karamo Brown’s new memoir.
Karamo Brown is one of the ‘fab five’ presenters of the hit Netflix show ‘Queer Eye’. Rachel and I love this show. And Karamo’s role, focussing on inner change in people’s lives has resonated strongly.
I love the work each episode does in giving people a whole-life makeover. And Karamo, honing in on the inner world, is at the heart of making sure that the change lasts.
Getting to delve into his life story through this memoir has been a treat. His story is moving and affecting. He's been through some serious challenges! Yet, through it all, you can't help but sense how helping others is hard-wired into who he is. It's like he was born to help people thrive in life.
The subtitle of the book implies that it's about him finding purpose, healing, and hope. But the beauty and power of his story is the invitation to make it our story. His mission, it seems, is to help the rest of us find our purpose, healing, and hope.
That's what makes the memoir so compelling. He beckons us to join the journey of personal transformation. To find and pursue our own dreams. I was inspired.