Interview: Siobhan Atwell

Client: PAPER.

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When Siobhan Atwell (formerly known as Seth) stepped onto the fashion scene in early 2014, the androgynous model identified as non-gender conforming — using “he,” “she” and, sometimes, “they” as pronouns. Atwell, raised in Nova Scotia and now bouncing between New York City and Toronto, began working with the likes of Hood By Air in both masculine and feminine shoots, thanks to her glossy mane and piercing stare.

 

And while Atwell has discussed her gender fluidity in previous interviews, emotions and identities were shifting behind closed doors — personal examination that led to Atwell recently coming out to her friends and family as transgender. As such, we caught up with her to discuss small towns/big dreams, America’s Next Top Model and what really goes into picking a new name.

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