It’s 2015 and celebrities are finally starting to feel comfortable enough to tell about their personal struggles in their daily lives, speaking up more and more about issues that might be important for the world to hear. Cara Delevingne has been quite open about her struggle with anxiety and depression in her interview with Vogue, as well as being bisexual, but that’s not where it ends. Seems like someone has finally opened up the spill gates about everything she’s been keeping locked in the depths of her own mind!
At the Women in the World Summit, Cara gave another interview about this period in her life and talks about how she dealt with the darkness that was forming inside of her. By having friends intervene, practicing yoga, but also by writing, she managed to overcome herself and found an outlet for her demons. At the Summit, Cara revealed a poem she had written to let young people all over the world know that they’re not alone, nor alien. Depression, or any mental illness for that matter, is not something to be ashamed of, but something that everyone deals with in some way or the other.
Cara’s poem tugged on our heart strings to such an extent that we couldn’t help but share it with you. Be warned: it gives a pretty accurate insight as to what it feels like to be depressed or deal with anxiety.
Who am I? Who am I trying to be? Not myself, anyone but myself. Living in a fantasy to bury the reality, Making myself the mystery, A strong facade disguising the misery. Empty, but beyond the point of emptiness, Full to brim with fake confidence, A guard that will never be broken, Because I broke a long time ago. I’m hurting but don’t tell anyone. No one needs to know. Don’t show or you’ve failed. Always okay, always fine, always on show. The show must go on. It will never stop. The show must not go on, But I know it will. I give up. I give up giving up. I am lost. I don’t need to be saved, I need to be found.
We, for one, could not love Cara more than we did right in this moment. For young people to be represented like this and for their feelings and fears to be validated is a beautiful, wonderful thing. If you feel anything like Cara does, please make sure to talk to someone or find help, but most of all, know that you are loved and absolutely not alone in this.
Watch Cara’s full interview at the Women in the World Summit below: