When life knocks you down, it’s hard to get back up, especially when you live in an oppressive place, your family rejects you for being gay and you’ve broken both your legs.
For real estate entrepreneur Harma Hartouni, things weren’t always in the pink. Although he was born in the US, Harma was taken to live in Iran at a young age, and as a ethnic Armenian and a gay kid he felt he was at odds with the world around him.
Thankfully after serving in the Iranian military, Harma got back to LA and started to feel his oats, or in his case feeling his tabbouleh.
HARMA HARTOUNI: https://www.harmahartouni.com
Today, Harma Hartouni joins us to talk about his new memoir, Getting Back Up: A Story of Resilience, Self-Acceptance and Success, which details his life growing up as a gay Armenian in Iran, moving back to LA to come out as gay and marrying his Disney Prince.
Listen as Harma regales us about his adventures in being gay in LA and his early hilarious and endearing misunderstandings of gay culture.
📘 Getting Back Up by Harma Hartouni: https://amzn.to/2MnVIVi
➤ How the iconic 90s Riverdance helped him get back on his feet.
➤ The time his mother accidentally outed him to his whole community by calling into a talk radio show.
➤ His marriage to Disney’s head of marketing Asad Ayaz, who knows exactly what’s going to happen to Baby Yoda.
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