One Man’s Story

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Earlier this week I listened to this incredibly powerful interview that Terry Gross did with Tim Gunn on Fresh Air. I always liked Tim Gunn when I used to watch Project Runway. He comes across so well poised and sophisticated, yet incredibly human and kind. A few years ago I’d heard that after Gunn’s long-term boyfriend died of AIDS several years ago he’d chosen to live the remainder of his life celibate. This incredibly honest interview discusses that as well as Gunn’s early childhood experiences with bullying, the years he spent in a mental home for children, his relationship with his parents and process of acknowledging his homosexuality. I found the whole thing so touching and I think we could all learn a lot both from Gunn’s story and the way in which he shares it.  Hear the interview here.

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