Supermodel turned actor Cara Delevingne has posed for a striking photoshoot to raise awareness about gynaecological cancers.
24-year-old Cara was featured on the cover of The Sunday Times Style magazine wearing nothing but a grey and gold ‘Lady Garden’ hoody and a strategically placed sunflower, reports the Huffington Post.
Cara is the face of Gynae Cancer Fund’s ‘Lady Garden’ campaign, which is aiming to raise awareness by encouraging women to talk openly about female cancers.
In an interview for Style, Cara said:
There’s a taboo surrounding vaginas and I just want to get rid of it. It’s part of our anatomy.
I think everyone should be comfortable being naked because everyone’s body is beautiful, no matter how different they think they are.
The model shared the cover photo on Instagram – where she has roughly 33 million followers – saying she was thrilled to be raising awareness for such an important cause.
The Gynae Fund was launched last year by actress Mika Simmons and a group of female friends (Tamara Beckwith, Jenny Halpern, Astrid Harbord and Chloe Delevingne).
The group acted after research from a female cancer charity showed nearly a third of women aged 16 to 35 don’t go to the doctor with gynaecological concerns because they are too embarrassed.
Its aim is to raise awareness about the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, uterine/endometrial, cervical, vaginal and vulval.
Let’s hope it works!
For more information, or to support the charity, visit the website.