British model Iskra Lawrence is always inspiration. She brings a beautiful bubbly lightness to every shoot she does, and is incredible at being open and positive about her body acceptance and what it’s like to be considered a “plus sized” model in an industry that is unfortunately known for its unhealthy ideals and exclusion.
That’s why we’re loving this interview Lawrence did with Seventeen Magazine.
In it, Lawrence opened up about her own journey to body acceptance in the realest and most amazing way. She first talked about working with a photographer who insisted on relying on photoshop for a finished product. It was an (understandably) frustrating experience.
It’s crazy to think that you could be retouched to the point of becoming unrecognizable (especially by your family). Lawrence bravely took a stand with the photographer in her interaction.
It’s incredible that she had the gumption to really talk to the photographer about her issues with the pictures and stand up for herself. Since she’s finally gotten to do an untouched campaign for Aerie (which has been clearly a goal for a long time), and has been so happy with the results.
After all this time, it’s seriously beautiful that she’s starting to see and feel appreciated for her efforts.
We feel good about it, too. We’re so into Iskra being Iskra, and how awesome it is to see her shine as herself after fighting to be just that in the modeling industry.
If you want to read more from Iskra, you can check out the full interview here.