Iskra Lawrence is an english model & body activist. She was born in Wolverhampton on September 11th 1990 and grew up in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. She is a contributor to Self magazine, and was the founding managing editor at Runway Riot, a website meant to be an outlet for women of all shapes and sizes to learn about glamour. Lawrence models for, and is the global Role Model for, Aerie, a brand of clothing from American Eagle Outfitters. She is also a National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) brand ambassador and creator of the NEDA Inspires Award.
#AerieReal Role Models Release date: 2018
Iskra is one of Aerie's #AerieReal Role Models. She has been part of this since 2016.
Iskra is currently in Cannes, France for the Cannes Film Festival. She was spotted today, May 13th 2018, while out & about in Cannes. She was also pictured at Nice Airport in Nice yesterday, May 12th 2018.
Iskra is featured in Allure’s “Beauty Disruptors: Meet 12 People Changing the Beauty Industry for the Better”. Here’s what they wrote about her:
Body-shamers and comment trolls beware: This model is not afraid to take you on. Iskra Lawrence (left), 27, deemed somewhere between “not skinny enough” and “not big enough” by several modeling agencies, decided: You know what? That is totally normal.
“Once you accept yourself — and find beauty in that — you have all the power. I want to inspire people who don’t feel accepted,” she says. Now she’s giving beauty standards the middle finger by daring to be shot unfiltered. “Retouching made me feel like there were problems with my body that I hadn’t even thought about—the size of my thighs or a random freckle,” she says. You’ll spot her in her underwear, unretouched, in Aerie ads. Or running her own app that offers her tips for healthy, forget-the-haters living. — Loren Savini