Cara Delevingne covers her lady garden with a flower — to promote an important cause for women
She looks good in just about anything, but this time Cara Delevingne is wearing nothing but a sweatshirt and a flower — and it’s all for a good cause. Specifically, she’s the new spokesperson for a campaign called Lady Garden, which raises awareness about potentially deadly gynecological cancers that affect women.
Mika Simmons and Chloe Delevingne (yep, that’s Cara’s sister), founders of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund, are two British women leading this important campaign. And their goal is to encourage women everywhere to speak up about these cancers, as well as get themselves tested so they know if they’re at risk.
It’s called Lady Garden because, well, that’s a lovely nickname for the vagina and these women want you to talk as much about your vagina as possible – no matter what you may call yours. In the main video of the campaign, Simmons talks about her vision for Lady Garden.
“The whole point of it is getting women to embrace their bodies, be brave, talk about [their] vagina, and get checked.”
Her own mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer, and it rapidly deteriorated her health and eventually took her life. Simmons doesn’t want that to happen to another woman ever again. If we encourage each other to get checked, we could potentially save ourselves — and those we love — a whole lot of suffering.
As for Cara, she’s working on the campaign partly because doctors once found a pre-cancerous cell in her sister.
“I first became involved when my sister, Chloe, had a bit of a scare with a pre-cancerous cell. She was very brave and spoke about it. It takes a lot of courage to talk about things like this. I think women need to be braver about it because otherwise people can be affected.”
These women are hell-bent on encouraging women everywhere to speak up about their cancers, to talk openly about the health of their vaginas, and to go get tested. Because every woman deserves to have a happy lady garden. So visit the campaign and spread the word.
Now, if only we could wear Cara’s outfit to work…