A little reboot of #QueerEye came out on #Netflix in February this year. No big deal, right? Wrong. It was a huge deal. Especially in this girl's little life, right here. Not satisfied with the series alone, I've gobbled up all the online media content too. Last night I found myself beaming ear to ear as Karamo stepped offstage after a q&a to hug an audience member he spoke to earlier about being out in college. A few weeks ago, I found myself ordering A Little Life online after seeing Antoni praise it so highly - not knowing how it would instantly touch my heart and soul, like a long lost friend. In daily life, I always find myself referring back to things they've said and all that I've learnt from the show itself. I'm feeling so much more comfortable in myself than I have in such a long time.
The honesty and openness of each of them was never a given, but they gave it anyway and their diverse and beautiful stories touched us all. I've been watching the series with my mum and it's opened such a natural and comfortable dialogue with her that I never thought we'd be able to have, as I'm sure it has with so many kids across the globe. They've created a safe space in a world that lately has been anything but.
Art informs art, so I set out in early July to embroider portraits of the five of them. They would have taken maybe about four or five hours each, but I admittedly dragged those hours out because I was just having so much fun. It's difficult to express how much each of them mean to me, individually - especially Bobby - but, hey, here's a start??
These were one off pieces and won't be available on my etsy store, as I just don't think I can part with them (except maybe for the five beautiful men that inspired them), however I am looking at making them available as pin badges so keep an eye out for those! ️ #embroidery #embroideryart #dmcembroidery #stitchersofinstagram #embroideryhoop #embroideryinstaguild #melbournemakers