Model Iskra Lawrence made body positivity her mission after suffering from eating disorders and body dysmorphia. In this episode, Brit talks with Lawrence about how she uses her social-media stardom and her EveryBODY YouTube channel to help promote healthy confidence, self-care, body diversity, and more realistic representations of beauty in media. Growing up in between a size 6 and a size 12, she recounts how she didn’t fit into the typical modeling playbook, and how she single-handedly changed the rules. She also provides her tips to maintaining your sanity as it relates to the anxieties and fears we face about our body sizes.
We’ll also hear from L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth nominees Carolyn Keller, Holly Jacobs and Genevieve Chase about how their organizations go above and beyond to empower others. Genevieve Chase founded American Women Veterans, an organization dedicated to serving, honoring, and empowering military women, veterans, and their families. Holly Jacobs of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative advocates for technological, social, and legal innovation to fight online abuse. Carolyn Keller founded EBeauty to provide all women access to wigs in order to restore their self-image and confidence during cancer treatments.