caitlin stasey
Being “The Pretty Girl” Isn’t Always So Pretty In Hollywood
"People are fucking lazy. They know that the quickest way to make a dollar is to objectify and humiliate women."

Last month, we began our foray of expanding What's Underneath to all corners of the earth by taking the project to Los Angeles. We brought the stool, found a beautiful new wall (due to the amazingly gracious Daniela London of Choose Love), and now we’re ready to share with you the empowering stories that we documented.

The first to share their truth in our new city is 25-year-old Caitlin J. Stasey, an Australian actress in Hollywood who has harnessed her anger against the systematic sexism of the film and television industries into a force of uncensored activism. Acting since she was 13, Caitlin’s journey exposes an industry where women have to be “cool with anything” (i.e. sexual harassment, nonstop objectification, and daily humiliation).

“This town considers women to be nebulous things that can be sanded down until they resemble everyone else,” Caitlin states. To watch her stand up to the dark side of Tinseltown, check out her video above.

With warm and love,
Elisa & Lily

Thank you to Olie Biologique, a natural skincare line, for making it possible for us to share Caitlin's story. As a part of our collaboration, six strong, unapologetic individuals from the project have made their own Olie body oils based on their spirit and stories. Click here to get your oil!

Follow Caitlin on Instagram: @caitlinjstasey
Follow her on Twitter: @caitlinstasey
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Caitlin's episode was edited by Andrea Cruz
What's Underneath is produced by Elisa, Lily, & Mona

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  • So very eloquent, love this interview.

  • val w

    I have never seen or heard of you before this interview, Catlin. You have articulated the values I wish to impart - and have tried - to my daughter. I have saved this to "favourites" to show her, to give her a source, a beginning, to understanding why a 25 year old has not found it easy to accept her personal inner beauty is the only barometer she needs to love herself. Thank you.

    • Bella

      She was on the first season of the CW show Reign

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