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Model Cara Delevingne is auctioning off an NFT about her vagina for charity

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published May 18, 2021 3:56 pm

Interest in NFTs (non-fungible tokens) is on the rise and collectors are on the hunt for these digital finds—from the seemingly mundane to the most unique that are sold for a cause.

Recently, British model and actress Cara Delevingne announced that she is auctioning a digital spoken word artwork, a 30-second clip of her talking in celebration of her vagina and what it means to her. 

Proceeds from the auction, which will start on May 22, will go to The Cara Delevingne Foundation, which supports various causes including women empowerment, COVID-19 relief, LGBTQIA+ organizations, environmental causes, and fighting institutionalized racism.

Delevingne shared a preview of the artwork on Instagram titled Mine.

In the video, Delevingne, who appears to be naked, stands in front of the camera and recites her story amid the pastel-colored backdrop of the ocean. As she speaks, letters appear on the screen.

“My first word was ‘mine’,” the model-turned-actress begins.

“To me, that means something that is most mine, my vagina. I own it. It’s mine and no one else’s.”

She concludes, “I choose what I do with it! And no one can take that away from me!”

The one-of-a-kind digital artwork was done in collaboration with artist Chemical X, who has also worked to produce unique NFT artworks with musicians Fatboy Slim and Dave Stewart.

Of her digital artwork, Delevingne told the Evening Standard, “I want this to remind people of how incredibly powerful they are, what a beautiful thing their bodies are and to take pride in that.”

NFTs are a form of unique digital assets, which include artworks, viral memes or even GIFs. Recently, Merriam-Webster set up for auction its definition of NFT, which reads “a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied, substituted, or subdivided, that is recorded in a blockchain, and that is used to certify authenticity and ownership.”

Most recently, the “Distaster Girl” meme, which has been reproduced and viewed countless times online, was auctioned off and fetched for nearly half a million dollars. Zoë Roth, the then four-year-old girl in the photo with a backdrop of a burning house, is now 21 years old and plans to use the money raised from the auction to pay off her student loans and donate to charity, according to The New York Times.

Banner artwork by Chemical X and Cara Delevingne via Instagram