Iskra Lawrence's Honest Instagram Shows How Easy It Is To Fake 'Perfection'

by Robert Anthony
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Earlier this year, plus-sized model Iskra Lawrence clapped back at body shamers in a perfect way after receiving an onslaught of hate regarding her weight.

Remember this Instagram?

Well, fast-forward a few months later and it looks like Iskra is nowhere near done when it comes to getting her powerful messages across regarding body image.

If you've spent a few minutes scrolling through your Instagram feed, it'll only take a matter of seconds for you to be bombarded with photo after photo of digitally-altered models appearing to be perfect -- but in reality, perfection doesn't exist.

The 25-year-old British model recently took to Instagram to show people how easy it is to fake "perfection."

In the lengthy post, Lawrence said,

I wanted to post the unretouched pic right next to the retouched one so you could see the impact of how a few edits all done on my phone can completely change the way someone looks. I can't leave home everyday retouched & live in the 'real world' airbrushed so why would I want to pretend to be online?

She's got one hell of a point! Here's the post.

Iskra Lawrence's powerful message ended with the British model urging her fans to "tag a friend who is beautiful just being the real them."

All in all, I think Lawrence made a positive impact on the ongoing conversation revolving body image.

These days, so many of us are obsessed with being perfect when, in actuality, we know that perfection is unobtainable (unless you Photoshop yourself).

Sure, there are people out there who have set fitness and diet goals for themselves in order to reach for the stars and work their way to their ideal body weight.

But for people who haven't set those goals, editing your photos won't make you self-content. It's accepting who you are regardless of what anyone thinks that does that.

Iskra put it best when she wrote,

I hope when you see what looks like perfect flawless images of ppl online you don't not ever feel insecure or less beautiful because it's not real. What's real is you and you are good enough cus those 'flaws' make you completely unique.

Well said, Iskra. Well said indeed!

Citations: 'It's not real': Model reveals difference of unretouched photo to prove a point (Today)