At RunwayRiot, we recognize that the fight for body acceptance gets stronger every day on the backs of body positive people. With RunwayRiot’s tell-all video series My Body My Story, we take you up close with today’s body positive warriors. Each one will tell you about her complex and relationship with the body, because everyone has one.
Here to tell that story today is RunwayRiot’s own Iskra Lawrence. Fearless Iskra talks her relationship with her mother, on bookers rating models’ skin, teeth, and scars…on being told “no,” with just one glance at castings…and of course, to the here and now. Cut to present day: she has become a leader of female empowerment. People closest to her say it’s because too stubborn to accept “no.”
She says: “This is all my body, and I managed to create it and make it strong, and make it worthwhile and use it for a purpose, and to celebrate it and to somehow inspire other people by just being in this body so I’m very proud and grateful I’ve been able to do that.”
Watch below and after the video, #JointheRiot and tell us your body, your story.