My guest today is the star of Netflix’s Queereye, Bobby Berk. Bobby struggled growing up gay in a Christian conservative household and then overcame homelessness to build a successful interior design company and star as a member of The Fab Five on the Emmy-winning Netflix show Queer Eye. We discuss his experiences in this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- Can you share some of your childhood difficulties growing up gay in a conservative Christian household, and how you were able to escape it to pursue a new authentic life?
- You are a prime example of a “rags to riches” story having been homeless to eventually start a successful business and starring in a Netflix show. What motivated you to pursue your career ambitions and what lessons did you learn along the way?
- The Covid-19 pandemic amplified our mental health crisis, leaving many of us isolated in our homes without human connection or even a job. As an interior designer, what changes can we make to our home environment that will help us live healthier and work better?
- We are living through a period of great political, racial, and social division. What are some ways to connect with people who are different than you?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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