Ghanaian Actress, Entrepreneur and Activist, Lydia Forson is the cover girl for SCHICK Magazine‘s 10th issue themed – ‘The Fashion Issue’.
The quarterly publication gets into a candid chat with Lydia about her style, roots, and activism. With no sign of relenting, the E!’s People’s Choice Award nominee shares with SCHICK how she wears her many hats while staying true to herself.
See excerpts of the interview below:
On public perception
I try to remember that the concept of perfection is a farce and even the people talking negatively about my body, have their own insecurities to deal with.
On her latest project
I recently starred in a movie called Us In Between, which was inspired by true events leading up to the lockdown in Ghana when COVID-19 cases started going up. It drained me emotionally and mentally because not only was I embodying the character as an infected nurse, but filming during what was and still is one of the most difficult periods for filmmakers. I had to not only dig deep into my emotions but the fear of being infected regardless of the safety protocols put in place.
On getting the E! Nomination
I woke up to the email at midnight and thought it was a prank. I like to believe that it’s just me being myself that may have attracted that sort of attention, and if that is why, it’s all the validation I need to continue being me.
The full story in the new issue will be available digitally on the 7th of December on www.iamschick.com
Creative Direction: @TitiAdesa