Iskra Lawrence Posted A Video Revealing The Truth About "Fat Rolls"

One of our favorite things about Iskra Lawrence is her body-positivity — and her ability to use that self-love to teach us important lessons. While magazines may choose to make models look as flat and contoured as possible, that's just not reality. Lawrence took to YouTube and Instagram on Sunday to share the truth about one body feature specifically: fat rolls.

Your fat rolls are beautiful🙌 ⬆️I made a video about them (link in my bio)⬆️ And the reason we have been lead to believe they aren't is because we don't see them in the media unless someone's being shamed for weight gain or ridiculed for their body. This is NOT the truth and not OK. Having rolls of skin / fat that are soft / squidgy or big / small does not define your beauty. I wanted to show you how my body looks when I'm relaxed and when I'm posing right next to each other so you can see how easy it is to manipulate how a body looks. (I filmed myself doing this for you on my YouTube) As a model in the industry 13years I've seen nearly all the pics chosen of me for lingerie & swimwear shoots are the ones where my stomach looks flattest. Which for a long time lead me to believe that's how I should look. Because even if I did happen to have a few shots where I'm in a position you can see back fat or rolls someone had decided it's more "beautiful" "aspirational" or will inspire more customers to buy the product if those so called "flaws" don't exist. But things are changing I remember the first time I saw curvier models in editorials with their rolls and back fat and I remember the first time I shot with @aerie and they wanted me to not pose but be real and just myself. Then when I saw my first campaign with them and I could see my unretouched body - pics with rolls / back fat I'm not gonna lie I was shocked. That quickly turned into joy because they made me feel good enough and knew that those "flaws" didn't mean I wasn't beautiful in fact showing that their models didn't have to be "flawless" was incredibly empowering. So thank you #AerieReal and everyone who created the movement it's not just game changing but life changing ILY😘 And that's why when I started my insta about 3years ago I created the #everyBODYisbeautiful bc we are more than the sum of our perfections we are all beautiful equal souls living in imperfectly perfect bodies.

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"Your fat rolls are beautiful," her post begins. "And the reason we have been lead to believe they aren't is because we don't see them in the media unless someone's being shamed for weight gain or ridiculed for their body."

Both the picture and video show just how easily the body can be manipulated into hiding something totally natural, and Lawrence admits she found herself gravitating towards these positions because the industry had trained her that fat rolls were "flaws."

"Because even if I did happen to have a few shots where I'm in a position you can see back fat or rolls someone had decided it's more 'beautiful' 'aspirational' or will inspire more customers to buy the product if those so called 'flaws' don't exist," she continues.

That's why she's so happy to work with Aerie, which chooses photos based on confidence rather than unrealistic body standards. Thanks to their acceptance, Lawrence wants to make more of an effort to show her real body in her day-to-day posts.

"We're imperfectly perfect," she says in the video. "And that's absolutely fine."

You can watch Lawrence's inspiring message below.
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