"What Do You Use?" HER STORY's Angelica Ross

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On January 19th, the groundbreaking new series Her Story released its six-episode first season on their website for free. The scripted new-media series follows two captivating trans women in Los Angeles who had given up on love, when suddenly, chance encounters give them hope. Violet is drawn to Allie, a reporter who approaches her for an interview while career-driven Paige meets James, the first man she’s considered opening up to in years. Will they risk letting what they are stand in the way of being loved for who they are?

Trans women in the media have long been punchlines, killers, indications of urban grit, pathetic tragedies, and dangerous sirens. Rarely have they been complex characters who laugh, struggle, and grow, who share strength in sisterhood, who seek and find love. Her Story depicts the unique, complicated, and very human women we see in queer communities, and explores how these women navigate the intersections of label identity and love. 

Co-written by Jen Richards (I Am Cait) and Laura Zak (#Hashtag), directed by Sydney Freeland (Drunktown’s Finest), with Cinematography by Bérénice Eveno, Executive Produced by Eve Ensler and Produced by Katherine Fisher/Speed of Joy Productions, Her Story features predominantly LGBTQ women, on and off-screen.

Angelica Ross

The beautiful Angelica (seen here with some  fine  gentleman). 

The beautiful Angelica (seen here with some fine gentleman). 

Tell me about yourself in 140 characters or less

Life's a creative pursuit for me. I'm an artist. My soul's a symphony, my body an instrument & the high & low notes all sound good to me.

What's your skincare routine like?

My skincare routine changes with the seasons. Water has become my #1 skincare strategy. I'm challenging myself to drink as much water as possible everyday. I also cycle between various oil face cleansers, and moisture rich face lotions.

What are your holy grail makeup products?

The Beauty Blender has truly changed my life. I literally just use a few drops of my foundation by Armani, my NARS concealer. If I just have those things I can pull myself together in no time.

I love the tips Angelica gave us - definitely going to try to drink more water! The winter is drying me out. 

Watch the brilliant TV series HER STORY for free by clicking here.

Angelica's beauty secret is water. Leave a comment below letting me know yours!

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