cara and adwoa get candid about sexuality
In a chat with her longtime pal Adwoa, Cara admits some of her straight friends struggled to understand her sexuality.
Longtime friends Cara Delevingne and Adwoa Aboah sat down for Glamour to chat about all manner of things, including sexuality. Three time i-D covergirl Cara came out as sexually fluid years ago, and has since spoken loudly and proudly on the topic — but that doesn't stop people from getting things wrong. Cara told Adwoa she deals with misconceptions on the regular, even from her close friends.
"Once I spoke about my sexual fluidity, people were like, 'So you're gay.' And I'm like, 'No, I'm not gay,'" Cara admitted. "A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking," she continued. "It's 'So you're just gay, right?' [They] don't understand it. [If] I'm like, 'Oh, I really like this guy,' [they're like], 'But you're gay.' I'm like, 'No, you're so annoying!'…. Someone is in a relationship with a girl one minute, or a boy is in a relationship with a boy, I don't want them to be pigeonholed."
Adwoa noted that similar assumptions exist in even the most creative circles. "During Fashion Week many young women [were] in same-sex relationships," she told Cara. "They would be like, 'I'm surrounded by the most beautiful women.' They're not gay; they're not straight. But people would be like, 'Oh, she's a lesbian now.'"
The i-D covergirls are both staunch advocates for marginalised people, with Adwoa running the brilliant feminist initiative Gurls Talk, and Cara forever using her voice to highlight everything from Hollywood sexism, to bullying and mental health issues. Go gurls!
Text Isabelle Hellyer
Image via @caradelevingne