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Model From Viral Thigh Gap Post Takes On Body Image In Powerful New Campaign

Last week, Iskra Lawrence, a 25-year-old model from Worcestershire, told toxic beauty standards to go suck it in an empowering Instagram post. https://instagram.com/p/BEypTbzLkzY/

Iskra shared a side-by-side photo of herself to demonstrate how easy it is to fake a thigh gap on social media and how pointless it is to worry about stuff like that.

In the video above, she spoke to Daily Mail about her body image campaign, called #HeartNotHate, with her friend Alex Light.

The two ladies encourage everyone to write down a compliment to a friend or family member and take a picture of themselves holding it up as a way to promote body positivity.

Iskra said,

I've been pushing body campaigns a lot but what I haven't seen much of is celebrating another person, celebrating a friend or a family member who might be struggling or dealing with body issues and needs that kind of pick-me-up.

All of this seems pretty awesome to me, but since the original Instagram post went viral, getting over 100,000 likes, Iskra has been facing harassment on a regular basis.

I'm all for believing in the good of humanity, but when people attack a girl who's campaigning for body positivity, that faith is tested.

Luckily, dealing with haters and body shamers is all part of the campaign for Iskra.

On this post from a month ago, Iskra wrote,

I'm sorry I couldn't help myself...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.' Opinions are like arseholes - everyone's got one

Basically, Iskra doesn't care one bit what you or society thinks of her body.

Work it, girl!

Citations: Size 14 pin-up Iskra Lawrence reveals trolls call her 'disgusting' and ask if she has a disease EVERY DAY as she defies her haters with body confident snaps (Daily Mail)