New English supermodel Iskra Lawrence won’t allow her billboards or photographs to be retouched without a fight.
In a new emotional video, the new Aerie It Girl talks about how she’s survived the toxic norms of the modelling industry and speaks out against the concept of retouching images.
Like Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham, Lawrence, 25, does not want to be classified as a ‘plus-sized’ model. Though there is some controversy in the body positive movement about this term — there are a few anti-body shamers such as Lawrence and Graham who stand against the plus-sized label. Lawrence considers it ‘backwards’ and doesn’t like the negative connotations it has.
The articulate Lawrence, who has been working in the modelling industry since the age of 13, opens up her personal experiences in the unforgiving fashion world that at times demanded she be both bigger and smaller.
Aside from modelling, Lawrence is the managing editor of Runway Riot, a website dedicated to serving an underrepresented and overlooked community of curvier women interested in glamour and fashion and is also a NEDA brand ambassador. She’s doing her part for feminism in her own way.
Lawrence will also have a full interview featured in the September issue of Women’s Health UK — set to hit newsstands August 3.
Here’s a new video where the English model talks about her experiences in the modelling industry:
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