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'Arrow' Star Katie Cassidy Reveals What Inspired the Release of Her First NFT Collection

'Arrow' Star Katie Cassidy Reveals What Inspired the Release of Her First NFT Collection

Katie Cassidy is opening up about her newfound interest in NFTs (nonfungible tokens).

Back in March, the 34-year-old Arrow actress announced that she would be auctioning off a series of digital artworks, which feature her posing nude and covered in black and white paint.

She spoke with Insider about her newfound passion for NFTs and cryptocurrency.

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Katie told the outlet that she was inspired to release the pieces in the wake of her divorce from ex-husband Matthew Rodgers and the news that Arrow was coming to an end.

“It all really forced me to learn how to love myself. I had no other choice. My show had ended, my career was totally changing, and then the world was totally changing,” she explained. “And that’s sort of what inspired me to do this.”

“I am a big gamer; since I was a kid, I’ve loved technology,” she said of her interest in NFTs. “I wanted to be the first celebrity — in my world — to do this. I wanted to be a pioneer in this space as a woman.”

“I really learned a lot about myself. I can give back and hopefully, this will inspire, encourage, and empower other women to embrace themselves, to love themselves. Because we really can’t have relationships with anyone until we have a good one with ourselves, which I know sounds really basic, but it’s so hard,” Katie continued.

She also shared that a portion of sales from her NFT series, which is titled “ME. SHE. WE.”, will benefit The Rape Foundation, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, and LifeWay Network.

One iconic YouTube video is set to be removed from the site to be sold as an NFT.

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