SIS­TER ACT

We caught up with Te­gan and Sara back­stage in Toronto dur­ing their re­cent tour

The Kit - - THEKIT.CA - —Am­ber Hick­son

Te­gan and Sara Quin, both 36, have been win­ning fans since their 2007 al­bum, The Con. Then in 2014 most of the world dis­cov­ered the twin-sis­ter duo’s im­pos­si­bly catchy ver­sion of the Os­car-nom­i­nated song “Ev­ery­thing is Awe­some.” De­spite re­cent mega-fame, the Cal­gar­y­born mu­si­cians re­main uber cool, crack­ing jokes at any op­por­tu­nity. Case in point: When asked what’s best about work­ing with her sis­ter, Te­gan replies, “I know she won’t steal my money.” In an­swer to the same ques­tion, Sara replies: “That she doesn’t know I steal her money.”

The two are se­ri­ous, how­ever, about giv­ing back— in­clud­ing their up­com­ing phil­an­thropic project with Kiehl’s. “We see ac­tivism within the LGBTQ com­mu­nity as be­ing re­ally sig­nif­i­cant,” ex­plains Te­gan. The sis­ters de­signed bright colour-blocked pack­ag­ing for two foam­ing cleansers, and all of the prof­its will go to the char­ity they started last year, the Te­gan and Sara Foun­da­tion, which ad­vo­cates for eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity, ac­cess to health ser­vices and me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tion for LGBTQ girls and women around the world. Maybe ev­ery­thing re­ally is awe­some.

KIEHL’S X TE­GAN & SARA UL­TRA FA­CIAL CLEANSER AND OIL-FREE UL­TRA FA­CIAL CLEANSER, $26 EACH, KIEHLS.CA

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