This Plus-Size Model Wants You To Know That Your Bilbil Is Beautiful
If you've ever looked through an Instabae's feed and wondered how she looks so flawless, it's probably because she's mastered her angles, as well as the art of holding a pose (and her breath) for three seconds just to take the ~*perfect*~ shot.
In a YouTube video, plus-size model and body activist Iskra Lawrence gets real about "fat rolls," specifically how models learn how to pose with the sole purpose of hiding them. Iskra began, "Why do we feel insecure if we have rolls in the first place? They’re natural. We bend and move… our bodies do things and it needs some extra skin. It's because we don't see them, especially in lingerie and swimwear campaigns. As models, we're conditioned to pose so that we don't see them."
She also posted about it on Instagram:
Iskra said, "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."
We're so grateful that models like Iskra are shedding light on how much work we need to do to make the fashion industry more inclusive and more transparent.
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