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Tan France: Your Past Doesn't Define You - How To Find Strength to Break Barriers and Be Yourself

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Remember the feeling of excitement as a child when you spotted someone who looked like you on TV? That rush of validation and connection is at the heart of why representation matters. 

On this week’s episode of A Really Good Cry, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tan France, a prominent fashion designer, television personality, and author. He’s best known for his chic style and groundbreaking role as a fashion expert on the Emmy-winning series, "Queer Eye." 

In this episode, Tan delves into how his unique background has shaped his perspective on fashion and identity, and he shares his journey of overcoming cultural barriers to become a voice of change in the fashion industry.

Don't miss this episode with Tan France, as he opens up about his life challenges, cultural influences, and the personal evolution that has shaped him.

What We Discuss:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:42 From pain to purpose
  • 03:38 Moving out of the UK
  • 09:56 Finding freedom in love
  • 14:15 Relationship between race and self-acceptance
  • 20:03 The burden of minority representation
  • 24:55 Fame and responsibility
  • 28:07 Embracing the duality and maintaining happiness
  • 32:56 What determines a real friendship?
  • 41:26 Is Tan a member of the Illuminati?
  • 44:34 Building confidence and overcoming imposter syndrome
  • 51:59 Wanting to walk away from fame
  • 58:11 Maintaining positivity online
  • 1:01:55 Practicing gratitude
  • 1:04:37 Dealing with rudeness
  • 1:06:23 Rapid fire questions with Tan
  • 1:13:41 What type of crier is Tan France?


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