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