As she looks toward the future, Ella Balinska is ready for just about anything, unafraid of going outside her comfort zone and embracing new experiences. The actress wants to tell stories that inspire and thrill people, and, most importantly, she wants to have a good time doing it. "In 10 years, I'll be able to properly vocalize how I feel, but all I can say is that I feel so strongly about how excited I am that people are going to have the opportunity to see, not just me as Ella Balinksa, but me as a reflection of real people in society, being able to go, 'Hey, here's someone who's doing their best, succeeding at what they do, and making interesting choices, doing cool s**t.' That's all I want, to be honest with you."
Our cover star, Ella Balinska, for The Chemicals Between Us Issue 20.
Photography by Teneshia Carr
Styling by Julia Gall
Hair by Graham Nation
Makeup by Vincent Oquendo
Production by Clémentine Desseaux
All fashion by Chanel