Queer Eye star Karamo Brown vows to fix ‘problematic’ Aussie workplaces

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown vows to fix ‘problematic’ Aussie workplaces by offering inclusivity and diversity training to weed out unconscious bias and microaggressions in the office

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown is cleaning up Australia’s problematic workplaces. 

The progressive media personality has teamed up with Aussie-based learning platform EdApp by SafetyCulture to release a free 7-part training course that tackles important issues in the office.

The course is focused on diversity, inclusion and equity, and will explore topics like ‘spotting and stopping microaggressions’ and ‘confronting our own unconscious bias’.

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown (pictured) is cleaning up Australia's problematic workplaces with a new training course focused on diversity and inclusion in the office

Queer Eye star Karamo Brown (pictured) is cleaning up Australia’s problematic workplaces with a new training course focused on diversity and inclusion in the office 

‘There were times I walked into the room and knew they didn’t care about my opinion. I was there to be the “black face” or the “LGBTQIA+ face” and was just there to serve as a number, but not as someone who added value,’ Karamo said in a preview of the course. 

‘And in those spaces, I’ve learned over time how to have the courage to not only speak up and advocate for myself, but also to know that as I’m trying to change the culture, I can also know that I’m okay with leaving to find somewhere that will value me.’

Karamo also said that it’s important that workplaces do more than just talk about inclusion and diversity.

‘Every time I see another diversity commitment by a company, I’m like, “Okay girl, good for you, but what’s the action?”

‘I want to see solid action… so when people walk into work they feel seen, heard and respected.’

The course is focused on diversity, inclusion and equity, and will explore topics like 'spotting and stopping microaggressions' and 'confronting our own unconscious bias'

The course is focused on diversity, inclusion and equity, and will explore topics like ‘spotting and stopping microaggressions’ and ‘confronting our own unconscious bias’

Karamo’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training course is available on EdApp’s website.

The Netflix reboot of Queer Eye premiered in 2018, more than 15 years after the original debuted on Bravo.

The original version of the series, which also aimed to revamp the lives of guests with the help of the Fab 5’s expertise, first premiered in 2003 and aired on Bravo for four years.

Unlike its reboot, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy paired the hosts with guests who were ‘straight men,’ whereas Queer Eye pairs hosts with people of all genders and belief systems looking to positively upend their current life/lifestyle.

Karamo is best known for starring in Netflix's Queer Eye. Pictured with Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk

Karamo is best known for starring in Netflix’s Queer Eye. Pictured with Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk

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