Five Valuable Life Lessons I Learned from Netflix Hit Show Queer Eye

It’s no secret that Netflix continues to create binge-worthy shows that have us coming back season after season. From Stranger Things to Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, there’s always something that keeps us coming back for more. While browsing my options for a feel-good show to watch on my downtime, I came across Queer Eye, a makeover show unlike any other, and I am hooked.

Queer Eye is a reality TV series featuring the “Fab Five”, Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Tan, and Karamo, who travel around Atlanta helping individuals in need of lifestyle makeovers. The reality TV show has become a hit since its release early in 2018, and for good reason. The cheerful show has the power to make you smile, laugh, cry, and get emotionally invested all in a short 45-minute episode.

Below are five valuable life lessons I learned from the hit show Queer Eye.

Self-care is essential

In recent years, self-care has become a trend that I can definitely get in on. Between fitness, skincare, fashion, and more, there are many areas where we can practice self-care. The Fab Five do an amazing job at suggesting self-care for different budgets, lifestyles, and needs. When we look good, we feel good.

Vulnerability is a sign of strength

Growing up, I avoided vulnerability like the plague. Allowing people into my life and risking judgment seemed horrifying. Queer Eye embraces vulnerability in a beautiful way. Opening up and sharing your feelings, insecurities, and emotions gets you one step closer to achieving all your greatest dreams.

It’s OK to ask for help

As a mom, asking for help is something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. The Fab Five encourage reaching out to those around you in times of need. Our friends, family, and peers have good intentions, and we shouldn’t be afraid to reach out.

Authenticity is powerful

Sometimes we get caught up with what we see others doing and end up becoming someone we’re not. Our differences are what make us special and unique, so we should be embracing them.

Confidence is sexy

For too long, confidence has been confused with narcissism, egotism, and selfishness. Queer Eye is a great example of how powerful confidence can be. Confidence can make a difference in how our lives play out, so finding it and embracing it is sexy.