Cassandra Bankson started her channel DiamondsAndHeels14 four years ago under the idea that it was a means of dealing with her acne problem. On her channel she gives makeup tips and methods for dealing with bullies. Now she can also help girls dealing with another issue: having two vaginas.
Bankson went to the doctor complaining about back pain. While there, they did an MRI and discovered something unusual: Cassandra has one vaginal opening, but otherwise two complete vaginas inside her along with two uteri, and two cervixes. Known as uterus didelphys, the sexual oddity occurs in the womb when the uterus, which starts as two tubes, doesn’t join together properly.
Cassandra, in an interview with the UK Daily Mail, said: “When we got the test results back the doctor said I only had one kidney and flippantly added that I have two vaginas – as she suspected. There is one vaginal opening but inside there are two vaginas, two uteri, two cervixes. Most vaginas are one large cavity but this is a complete separation into two different cavities. I was shocked and the doctor explained to me that it was like an upside nose. I didn’t really know what to make of it – I was just in shock but I don’t really let it get in the way of my life. It certainly helped explain a lot of things.”
Cassandra, who has over 700,000 subscribers on her channel, ultimately decided to post a video on the topic because she wanted to clarify for people how health issues can interact and be caused by various larger issues. Essentially, she is trying to clarify if her acne is caused by the double vagina issue, which would make sense as the 22-year-old San Francisco native also gets two periods — a cycle that can last three weeks! While the video was published nine months ago, the story of it only seems to be breaking now.
But there’s also something to be said for inspiring self confidence. As she told the Daily Mail: “I would love to continue educating people – I’ve always been extremely passionate about helping others and I want to continue showing people how to find their own self confidence and success.”
Sounds like she’s overcome her fear of bullies.