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27.12.2015 at 8:37
Chatelaine

Women of the year: 30 Canadians who rocked 2015

For using her crown as a megaphone: Callingbull didn’t just shred the pageant queen stereotype upon winning Mrs. Universe in Belarus this fall — she became a real force for change on First Nations issues in Canada. The 26-year-old urged First Nations people to vote out Stephen Harper; this election, indigenous Canadians voted in record numbers. Best of all, she’s focused on empowering other indigenous kids with her story of resilience.

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07.12.2015 at 8:33
Chatelaine

All hail Ashley Callingbull: from ‘pageant girl’ to powerhouse

The newly-crowned Mrs. Universe, Ashley Callingbull-Burnham, talks candidly about politics, First Nations poverty and what it’s really like on the pageant circuit. She’s the first Canadian and the first indigenous woman to win the title of Mrs. Universe.

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01.09.2015 at 8:28
Chatelaine

The Canadian Mrs. Universe winner is all kinds of amazing

Less than 48 hours after being crowned, Ashley Callingbull called out Stephen Harper, spoke candidly about assault and challenged our assumptions about beauty queens. Alberta’s Ashley Callingbull plans to challenge all the stereotypes you have about beauty queens — and she’s not wasting any time.

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