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Out & about in NYC // March 6th 2020

Iskra and Philip were seen out & about in NYC on friday, March 6th 2020.

 

The Prince’s Trust & L’Oreal – International Women’s Day

Iskra is part of the new International Women’s Day campaign of The Prince’s Trust & L’Oreal. She’s joined by Geri Horner, Helen Mirren, Denis Lewis and Neelam Gill.

 

SELF-WORTH. WORTH SHARING.

Young women are facing their own additional obstacles with confidence levels, self-belief and self-worth alarmingly low. We worked with The Prince’s Trust to survey over 3000 young people and found that:

– 40% of young women aged 16-25 say they don’t believe in themselves

– Half of all UK young women aged 11-25 feel like they are not being listened to (50%)

– Over half (52%) of young women aged 11-25 say that having a mentor in their life would make them feel more confident about their future

That’s why we’re putting a spotlight on The Prince’s Trust’s Women Supporting Women initiative, connecting young women to women who will support them in transforming self-doubt to self-worth.

What is Women Supporting Women?

The Women Supporting Women initiative empowers young women in challenging circumstances by sharing knowledge, advice and support, helping them to move forward with renewed confidence into a job, training, education or to start a business.

Because self-worth is worth sharing.

Pulse Spikes // Issue No.16

Iskra is on the digital cover of Pulse Spikes’ issue No. 16. Read her interview down below:

 

She is serving realness, curves and elegance included. You have probably seen Iskra Lawrence on the #AerieREAL campaign, spreading a message of self-love. Whether it is tummy rolls, body hair, birthmarks, or tattoos, she believes everybody should be celebrated for who they are and not by how they look. Iskra Lawrence is sweeping the social media scene with unretouched photos, unafraid to speak up about body dysmorphia, eating disorders, and the raw definition of self-love. Some people call it controversial, others call it courage. No matter what you cannot deny that she is making an impact on so many people today. Iskra chats about her journey to self-love in our 16th issue.

Where did your journey as a body-positive model start?
I’ve been modeling for 15 years. I started out in the UK, and initially, there weren’t a lot of girls my size back then. I didn’t fit into a lot of sample sizing. I did enter a competition, and I didn’t win. But I did get scouted. Unfortunately, as I said, I didn’t fit into a lot of sample sizing and got body-shamed when I was 14 and 15 years old. I struggled, and my agency really tried to make my waist smaller but couldn’t. It was my body shape, and I had always been a bit curvier. They told me if I couldn’t hit their measurements, I wouldn’t be a successful model. It got stuck in my head, and I dropped from the agency. I tried about ten other agencies, and no one would take me. All of their excuses came back to my size and me being too curvy. I took it personally and really set out to change myself but didn’t know how to do so in a healthy way.

So some modeling agencies said you were too big, and plus-size agencies said you were too small. How did you deal with these body categories? How did the power of unretouched photos come to you?
After a bit, I started carving out a niche of people just loving themselves for who they are at their healthiest size instead of trying to fit into either category. I ended up working with a bunch of my close friends, and I created a company called Model Kind. We created a charity calendar to go towards fighting cervical cancer. During that time, I gathered a group of my friends for the calendar, and no one looked alike. I hadn’t seen anything like it. When the photographer said he was going to retouch some of the photos, I told him not to because everyone looked beautiful. That really uncovered my love for no retouching and explaining how nearly every image we consume has been retouched. Retouching is the standard. Most women think they need to have flawless skin and have their hair perfectly sleek. It’s an unattainable way for us to be because Photoshop is everywhere.

Read more on pulsespikes.com

Persona by Marina Rinaldi – Spring/Summer 2020

Iskra is back with Persona and modeling for their spring/summer 2020 collection.

 

At the beach in Miami // February 13th 2020

Iskra was seen at the beach in Miami on wednesday, February 13th 2020.

 

At the beach in Miami // February 11th 2020

Iskra was seen at the beach in Miami on tuesday, February 11th 2020.

 

Iskra, your 2020 #AerieREAL Role Model

Iskra is our original #AerieREAL Role Model, a Self-Care Activist, NEDA Ambassador, and soon-to-be mama! As a pioneer in the body confidence movement and a strong advocate for mental health and wellness, Iskra’s mission is to inspire everyone to love their REAL selves, inside and out.

If you know Aerie, you know Iskra. She’s been part of the fam since the early days of #AerieREAL, and we’ve been so proud to support this changemaker as she inspires and empowers everyone she meets.

source: aerie

 

 

 

Aerie Celebrates An Evening Of Change // January 23rd 2020

Iskra was attending Aerie Celebrates An Evening Of Change in NYC on thursday, January 23rd 2020.

 

‘Bad Boys For Life’ Premiere in Hollywood // January 14th 2020

Iskra was attending the ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Premiere in Hollywood on tuesday, January 14th 2020.

 

2020 Golden Globe Awards

Iskra was attending various events for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. First she was attending a dinner with L’Oreal, then she was attending the Awards (no pictures yet) and then she was attending the InStyle and Warner Bros Golden Globes After Party.