“I Used to See My Body as the Enemy”, How Iskra Lawrence Came From Self-Hate to Self-Love
Iskra Lawrence, a renowned model and body positivity activist, has been making waves with her empowering messages about self-love and body acceptance. In her latest interviews, she reveals how she used to struggle with body image issues for years. Her story has become relatable to millions of people who’ve had similar struggles, and her message of self-acceptance has inspired many to find beauty in their unique features.
Body confidence has become a real journey for Iskra Lawrence.
She explained, “It’s not something we’re taught. I used to see my body as the enemy because the fashion industry at that time was telling me that I had to be taller and smaller. And I couldn’t physically do it. As much as I restricted myself with eating or exercising, my hips were still too big. But you can’t think your body is your enemy when it’s your home. Changing that narrative took a long time, but now I’m not worrying about a thigh gap or some cellulite. It’s about changing the priority from what your body looks like to what it can do.”
Your body is yours and yours alone, the model insists.
A few years ago, Lawrence went viral after receiving a comment from someone shaming her for eating chips. Trolls accused her of contributing to people’s poor health. Her response was to ignore the critics and continue eating the chips, empowering many others in the process.
Her action became a testament to the power of body positivity. Lawrence reminded all of her fans that no one has the right to tell us what we can or cannot do with our bodies or our lives. We should all feel empowered to make our own choices and live life on our own terms.
“You’re imperfectly perfect” has become her life mantra.
Lawrence tells people how to feel super-comfortable in their own bodies. She shared in her interview how she personally has been able to do this.
“I used to have a perfection complex, which manifested itself negatively when I was obsessed with trying to lose weight. Because being a perfectionist you never want to give up. So when I started realizing that no one is perfect and integrating that into other areas of my life, I stopped feeling guilty about what I ate and about wanting to say no to certain things,” she said.
The model added, “Understanding that you can mess up, failure is just a part of life, and it’s a lesson that helped me to take the pressure off myself. We’re our own worst enemies, but you have to be your best friend.”