2 days ago, the 23 yr old model, Cara Delevingne came out to us all, finding the opportunity to bravely bare her true self in the Women in the World Summit 2015 interview with Rupert Everett.
The successful model and recently turned actress admits during the interview that she has suffered from depression since she was 15. She confesses to having been used and taken advantage of rigorously as a model which inevitably and continuously depreciated her own self worth throughout the development of her beaming career.
She openly divulges that she has some learning disabilities. She tells us she is not perfect. It turns out she is a poet. She explains that writing saved her life, that yoga gave her the spiritual oxygen she needed.
I was a fan of Delevingne before this, in love with her tom boyish physical comedy and original style.
I myself was shocked that I could like a model. After all, models are the source of our torture, working hard to promote the exterior self simply for profit, looking past the air brushing, the dehumanization, the insecurities they bring not only to themselves but to the rest of us women in the world. Regardless of her source of income, I became a fan of this slim spunky sprite.
She seemed to be so much more. I saw the potential in her wacky poses, twinkly expressions and gender crossing style.
As it turns out, I was on to something.
Simply by being real and unveiling her vulnerability to the public proves just how much more potential she has. She even reads one of her poems during the interview, illustrating her suicidal struggles as an adolescent.
I am totally moved, impressed and proud. She has phased out of letting others run her life; she has matured past the bad habit of being exploited.
She has pulled the curtain open not only letting her inner self shine, but also, without regret, showing us the dark, integrity sucking side of fame and modeling–the dangerous byproducts of identity suppression.I never thought I was going to be taken seriously. #caradelevingne #quote Click To Tweet
If you don’t know anything about this 23 yr old, know this, she has over 20 million followers on Instagram; she has an inconceivable fan base. She has courageously stepped out of the fashion model’s pink lingerie and into the confident sleek suit of a role model.The most important journey all of us will go through is the journey within ourselves. #CaraDelevingne #inspiration Click To Tweet
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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