If you’re looking for a bit of inspo this week, then you need to see what Cara Delevingne has to say about female strength, because it’ll give you power.
The actress and model, whose new movie Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is out now, has teamed up with Puma for a new docu-series, #DoYouStories, in which she explores the various ways that women empower themselves, be it through sports, the arts, or anything else.
In the first episode of the series, Cara joined with the UNHCR to visit Ugandan refugee camps and hear the experiences of the women living in them.
In the series, the 24-year-old also meets up with the women behind the “Get Lit” program, which aims to encourage literacy and self-expression in women. She learns self-defense from Dr. Ryhana Dawood, and speaks to two women about their experiences with bullying.
Speaking about the initiative with Teen Vogue, Cara explained why she wanted to get involved.
This, she explains, is partly why she’ll only model if it’s serving the greater good.
“After modeling for a long time and feeling like the things I was doing — the jobs I was doing — it was always that thing of ‘we’re not saving lives, guys!’” she explained. “It got to the point after a while of ‘How can we make this something good? How can we actually give back and we’re not just taking from people, we’re actually spreading a good message about being yourself?’ As soon as I started working with Puma, we came up with the Do You thing.”
Part of the initiative is about expressing the different kinds of female strength, and Teen Vogue asked the star what that means to her. Her answer is pretty empowering.
We absolutely love Cara Delevingne’s message, and we’re super inspired by her work with Puma. It’s so incredible to see someone using their position to help others and for the benefit of women everywhere. To watch Cara Delevingne and Puma’s docu-series, go here.