Gloss over This: Juliana Huxtable

Before being confronted with the trolling that regrettably plagues certain corners of the web, she grew up romanticizing the internet’s potential for inclusivity. “Being who I was, my early years involved being threatened on a regular basis,” she says. “I found my sense of safe space on LiveJournal, Myspace, and all those early forms of social media.”

  • Juliana Huxtable in “The Post-Internet Trailblazer” by Michael-Oliver Harding in FASHION April 2017

Gloss over This: Ashley Callingbull

“It’s important to be outspoken and involved with what’s going on in our country–to make a difference in any way we can,” she says. As for position she’d consider? “I would go for the big job,” says Callingbull, laughing. “If I get into politics, I would want to be prime minister. I dream big.”

  • Ashely Callingbull in “Crowning Glory” by Carly Ostroff in FASHION March 2017

Gloss over This: Claudia O’Doherty

O’Doherty is similarly unenthused about the old chestnut “What’s it like to be a woman in comedy?” “It’s a boring question that’s difficult to answer because I’ve only ever been a woman,” she says. “I don’t know what it’s like to be a man in comedy. Overall, being a woman means you are listened to less, paid less and more at risk of being murdered by men, which is not great.”

-Claudia O’Doherty in “Struggletown” by Sarah Laing in Elle Canada April 2017

Gloss over This: Tatiana Maslany

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Maslany–who proudly identifies as a feminist–is not afraid to rebel against the “normal” expectations of young actresses either […] This sense of defiance came at an early age. “As a girl, you’re seen as silly and weak,” she says. “I didn’t want to be associated with that.” But with time, Maslany has tempered her view. “I’ve recognized so much internalized misogyny in my life [through] what I’ve done…especially in terms of how I look at other girls and myself, and the way [I used to] consider feminine qualities to be lesser than masculine ones.”

  • Tatiana Maslany in “On a Role” by Elio Iannacci in FASHION November 2016

Gloss over This: Priyanka Chopra

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“Storytelling cannot be based on what someone looks like,” she says. I can tell she’s fired up about this topic when she momentarily forgets to sit still for her makeup. “Everyone has stories: you have a story; I have a story. They just need to be written. And casting needs to happen based on the best person for the job, not the Indian girl or the black girl. The girl next door is no longer blonde-haired and blue-eyed, nor is she brown hair and brown-eyed. She’s not one person. And our entertainment needs to be a representation of that.”

  • Priyanka Chopra in “Catch Her If You Can” by Charlotte Herrold in Flare September 2016
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