20 questions with Sarah Grey
Photography by HUDSON TAYLOR
Hair by DEREK YUEN
Make-up by ADAM BREUCHAUD
Hello gorgeous, Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hello! I’m Sarah Grey, born and raised in Canada, and I’ve been acting since I was 13. I also love to sing, play guitar, and spend time in nature.
How would you define yourself in three words?
Sensitive, silly, creative.
In what ways have you been incorporating self – care into your daily routine?
I think the problems that arise, especially with quarantine,comes from all of the ruminating with our fears and emotions. So I make sure to find ways to get out of my head, and let the emotions flow through me. For me, that’s making sure I get physical and out in nature. I journal to get in touch with myself, and also make sure to write out the things I’m grateful for. Singing/ songwriting has also been a great outlet.
What’s the most fulfilling part of your job?
I love being present and connecting with other artists. So that’s what’s fulfilling while filming. The other fulfilling thing, is hearing that the work I’m doing is bringing something positive to the viewers life. Whether it’s helping them escape for a bit, or making them feel understood, or smile.
Can you tell us about an exciting time in your career?
I would say there are two exciting times in my career. One is the first time I booked an acting job. That was the first confirmation that someone actually liked what I was doing, and that I might be able to do this. But booking “The Order” was definitely a huge milestone. Probably the most exciting time of my career so far. It was that job that I dreamed about for so long, and it actually came to fruition.
What would you title this current chapter in your life?
How do you educate yourself on ways of maintaining healthy skin?
YouTube. It’s so great.
What do you love most about Pixi Beauty?
I love how great the products are for your skin. I think skincare is most important when it comes to the beauty routine.
What are your top 3 favorite Pixi Beauty products?
Glow mist, sheer cheek gel, and glow mud mask.
What does the word empowerment mean to you?
What comes to mind, is the act of taking all of your power back, that you didn’t realize you were giving away. Respecting yourself, speaking up for yourself, loving yourself, and looking out for yourself. It’s a pretty great feeling.
In what ways do you use your platform for the greater good?
The Internet can be a scary and hateful place. I try and keep my platform a positive one. I’ve used it a lot recently, through all of the current events, which has felt really fulfilling and purposeful.
During these tough times, what has kept you motivated?
A positive mindset. Focusing on gratitude, love and the hope for change. We can’t control what happens to us but we have control over how we react and look at it. That’s what keeps me motivated.
How do you remain fit, active, and healthy with stay-at-home orders intact?
I blast music in my headphones and dance like crazy. That was my best hope at getting active. I also have a newfound appreciation for the simplicity of just taking a walk, for the sake of walking and getting fresh air.
As a creative in quarantine, how have you found inspiration and ways to create?
I had to be more active on finding ways to revive my creative juices a bit, and seek out new art, or change within an unchanging environment. I was watching different movies, and listening to different music. But honestly, the self care is what flowed into being able to create. It started there.
What and/or who has had the most influence on your growth and why?
I have to just say my parents and my older siblings. I was raised to always explore and face growth head on. I love to learn and find moments of clarity, and that all started with my extremely self aware family.
How can you as an individual actively take part in fighting a system of oppression and standing in solidarity with your peers of color to amplify their voices?
I am lucky to have the platform I do. I’m able to reach a lot of people with what I share, and I am so grateful that I could use that during this time. There are many ways you can help. This movement isn’t going to evolve through one lane. I think we need support in every avenue. Actively educate yourself. That’s the first step. From there we can be mindful in the way we vote, the way we speak, the way we speak UP, who we support and who we don’t. We can sign petitions, donate money to organizations, support black owned businesses, and use our voices. I want to drive home that your voice is so much more powerful than you realize. Please use it.
How have you found ways to educate yourself and those around you?
There is a ton of information out there. The “13th” documentary on Netflix is a great place to start. I tried to amplify by sharing any content that I felt was informative, eye opening, encouraging, and supportive. And having ongoing discussions with my loved ones. I think it’s important everyone talks with their circle, because sometimes it takes hearing it from someone you respect and admire, to truly take it in.
In what ways has your life changed due to current events?
I think the biggest change has been my perspective. I see the world in a much different way now.
What advice do you have for someone who aspires to create a career like your own?
Firstly, make sure it’s something you truly love. It’s an interesting ride, but the love of acting is the tether. I’d say, try different acting classes and explore the craft. Try to find a good acting community because you can lean on each other, and learn from each other. There’s of a lot of rejection, so it’s important to have a good support system. Therapy wouldn’t hurt either. And on that note! Thanks for having me!