YAS, HENNY! We’re super excited because the third season of Netflix’s fabulous series Queer Eye has dropped. To celebrate being reunited with our besties Antoni, Tan, Karamo, Bobby and Jonathan, here’s some reasons why Queer Eye is good for your mental health.
Self-care for the win
These guys know how to take care of themselves, inside and out – and want everyone to learn how to do it for themselves. Whether it’s a good skin-care routine, eating healthy food, dressing well or keeping your space tight, there’s nothing more important than making yourself a priority. The biggest thing the Queer Eye team preach is self-care and how important it is to make a little time for yourself every day.
Get outta that rut
Every Regular Joe who gets the Queer Eye treatment is stuck in a rut. It might be with their career, their love life, or just that they live in a stinky, messy apartment. When the Fab Five breeze in and give these guys a makeover, suddenly everything changes. AJ came out to his step-mother, William and Shannan got engaged, and Ted became the mayor he’d always dreamed he could be – all because of the confidence the Queer Eye guys helped them rediscover. Sometimes, when we’re mentally in a rut, we let other areas of our life slide. Taking the time to care for our physical appearance and surroundings can have super positive effects on our sense of wellbeing.
You do you
They’ve given makeovers to everyone from divorcee Tom to cancer survivor Mama Tammye, from teenage pianist Sean to trans-man Skyler. But no matter who they meet, each episode the boys celebrate what makes that person unique. The Fab Five have taught us that there’s nothing better than being proud of our individuality.
Kindness makes the world go ‘round
We love the guys because, no matter what situation they’re in, they face it with an open mind. Karamo had a tough discussion with a white policeman, Cory, about racial violence; Bobby confronted his fears about religion with Mama Tammye; and Tan learnt about the struggles of trans-people from Skyler. They prove that it’s cool to be kind, that honest communication is super important, and that seeing the best in people will never go out of style.
Enjoy the journey
Being the best, happiest version of yourself isn’t something that happens magically overnight. The Queer Eye guys always give their guests tools to keep growing, learning and taking care of themselves. Being our best selves is a lifelong journey, and whether you’re a teenager, like Sean, or an older guy, like Tom, it’s never too late to change things for the better.
Thanks for the memories
Queer Eye is never about shoving the bad stuff under a rug, or dressing pain up in a pretty turtleneck – it’s about acknowledging and growing from ALL our experiences. None of us would be where we are without what we’ve been through – and surviving tough times should be celebrated. We love that the Fab Five stress the importance of learning from the past.
Bring on season 3!
What can I do now?
- Check out some more cheap ways to chill.
- Read about what Black Panther can teach us about having a solid squad.
- Learn how to be awesome at self-care.