Iska Lawrence is a well-known plus-sized model from the UK. She has worked on campaigns for companies like Aerie and Simply Be. She’s known for endorsing a body-positive message for all women.
She recently posted this candid selfie in Puerto Rico on Instagram.
And of course, someone had something negative to say…
The commenter also said that Lawrence was “fat” from “eating too many bags of crisps.”
An an ambassador for The National Eating Disorder Association and managing editor of the fashion website Runway Riot, Iskra has faced body-negative comments before and was not prepared to disregard hater. In Reply, Iskra posted a picture of herself wearing cute lingerie and surrounded by bags of crisps.
She captioned the image,
This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT. Opinions are like arseholes—everyone’s got one.
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She also posted a sassy slow-mo video of her eating crisps, just to add to her “no f*cks given” message.
✨😝Had to make a #slow-mo too😂…This is for anyone who has ever been called FAT. Thanks for the inspirational words on a recent pic @zseanzbrown 👇🏼 "Fat cow. It's only cus every F****r on this planet is obese that that's the norm… Plus-size models? give me a F*****g breaking. Everyone needs to stop eating McDonald's, the NHS is f****d because of people like her eating too many bags of crisps." Ps I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps but I'll also make healthy home cooked meals and workout regularly. The message is who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you. YOU are the only one who decides yourself worth✨ And sorry I'm usually not rude or give anyone the finger but these online trolls smdh 😂😂😂 #iskralawrence #everyBODYisbeautiful
Iskra promotes a healthy lifestyle but doesn’t feel guilty treating herself to a bag of crisps now and then. Because, you know, she’s human.
In the caption of the photo, she made her stance clear,
P.s. I do not condone binge eating. I eat whatever I want in moderation. I will eat crisps, but I’ll also make healthy homecooked meals and workout regularly.
Iskra lives a healthy lifestyle and is mindful of her life choices. She inspires other women to embrace their bodies. As the face of #aerieREAL, Iskra makes a huge difference in the lives of young women. Many of her followers posted comments supporting Iskra and her body-positive image.
One of her followers said,
I follow your account because even though I am an adult, I realize that I need to see positive, healthy role models that inspire me rather than make me feel like sh*t about my natural body. Thanks for being an inspiration for beautifully diverse gals!
Iskra’s message is an important one, and she got it right by saying,
Who gives a F what anyone else thinks of you? YOU are the only one who decides your self worth.