Iskra Lawrence Strips Down In Subway For Body Positive Message [Video]
Before seeing this video I didn't know who Iskra Lawrence was. I didn't know her story or the fact that she is a model, but I see her now because of this video. I now know that she is a managing editor for a body positivity website called Runway Riot. I now know that she has dealt with learning to love her body the same I way I had to. If you haven't seen the video take a look here.
When I first saw this, I wasn't sure if this was just for the sake of creating attention or if it was a genuine call to action for people to see themselves as worthy. The longer I watched the video and I saw past her stripping in the middle of the subway I understood what she was saying. I get the idea of becoming vulnerable to be heard and to share her story. If we love the person we see in the mirror then that creates a domino effect to becoming a better and happier you.
"I thought there was something wrong because I didn't have a thigh gap, that I had cellulite, that I wasn't skinny enough," said Iskra Lawrence. "That is the media; that is society making a small standard of beauty when we are so much more than that."
I have battled this issue for years and I am still battling it. I have always had an issue with my body image. I had a hard time finding my self-worth and loving the body that I have. I appreciate what Iskra Lawrence is trying to say and the statement she is making by undressing in public to make herself vulnerable.