BBC 100 Women 2015: Olympic boxer Nicola Adams on gender and sexuality

Nicola Adams became the world's first ever female Olympic boxing champion in 2012.

Since then, the British boxer has added European and Commonwealth titles.

The Leeds native has raised the profile of women's boxing in the UK as well as being frank about her sexuality.

As part of the BBC's 100 Women season, here is Nicola Adams in her own words.

Our 100 Women season showcases two weeks of inspirational stories about the BBC 100 Women and others who defy stereotypes around the world.

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