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Iskra Lawrence Body-Confidence Instagram Post

Iskra Lawrence Wants You to Know This About Her "Unretouched" Bikini Picture

Did you know it's body confidence Day? Yup it's a legit thing and something I'd love to see you be part of by using #perfectlyme (head over to @seventeen insta to watch my video explaining what it's about) You're all reading this because you're on my page / following my lil space on here filled with squares of images and vids of my life. I ALWAYS want to you remember these are curated even though they are unretouched you can see the diff between the first two pics which are more "posed" and the last which Isn't. I'd also love you to think about who and what you're following online and whether you feel empowered or disempowered and really listen to that because you deserve to surround yourself irl and online with positivity. So have a look who you're following and see if maybe you can follow more marginalised people who aren't represented in the media and need their voices heard. Right so this is turning into me rambling on. But that's just it, I'm not perfect I've said this for years and also it was the focus of my TED talk that the pursuit of perfection is only detrimental to your mental and physical health. How can there be a definition when everyone is different and that's what is beautiful. So on body confidence day I want you to feel empowered by the fact you're #perfectlyYOU and so is your bestie and grandma and fourth cousin twice removed. We are all here in these bodies which are our homes so let's start celebrating that and valuing and appreciating them for all their magical capabilities and experiences that they allow us to have in this world. Ok ramble over ILYSM for reading this (if u read it all comment 💪 emoji lol)🙏🙏🙏💯💕🦄⭐️✨ #nomakeup #nophotoshop #yesimwearingasmallbikinibutnothatisntconsent

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Despite the huge strides to make society more open to diverse representations of women of all shapes and races, body confidence is still a struggle for many. If you're grappling to find any positive feelings about your own form, model and body-positivity champion Iskra Lawrence's Instagram post marking Body Confidence Day is just what you need to see today.

In the post (which has garnered nearly 300,000 "likes" and thousands of supportive comments), Iskra speaks about how little of real life social media feeds actually reflect, especially when it comes to Instagram posts. Using her own post as an example, she wrote, "I ALWAYS want you to remember these are curated even though they are unretouched you can see the diff between the first two pics which are more 'posed' and the last which Isn't."

As a way of promoting your own body confidence, Iskra suggests people curate social feeds that inspire an appreciation for diverse representations of beauty and fuel our own self-love, rather than cause self-loathing, saying, "have a look who you're following and see if maybe you can follow more marginalised people who aren't represented in the media and need their voices heard."

Building a more confident existence isn't easy, but it sure is worth the work, because as Iskra says, "We are all here in these bodies which are our homes so let's start celebrating that and valuing and appreciating them for all their magical capabilities and experiences that they allow us to have in this world."

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