It’s back to business for body positivity model Iskra Lawrence, who just completed a walk in Boston this past Sunday for the National Eating Disorders Association, for which she is an ambassador.
Lawrence has long been a proponent for inclusive body images, she told The New York Post earlier this week.
“I’m really trying to break through and say that no matter what size you are, you can rock it.”
But that doesn’t mean that the 28-year-old isn’t nostalgic for her dreamy tropical holiday. As previously covered by The Inquisitr, the Aerie model was recently on a vacation with friends and family in the Maldives, staying at the You and Me Maldives resort.
She had shared several shots of her holiday on her Instagram page, including a picture of herself in a dreamy gray maxi dress at sunset, and a snap where she rocks a tiny black bikini while posed on the edge of a pool.
But the throwback pic Iskra just released was of a bikini that had been previously unseen. In the snaps, the social media star rocks a neon yellow-and-white-striped bikini while posing on the beach amidst the blue waters. Her hair looks to be slightly wet, as befitting a beach trip. The model accessorized with statement earrings, matching in color with the yellow bikini.
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????✨Missing paradise @youandmemaldives but spending the weekend with my @neda warriors and @aerie fam is a dream too✨ Was talking to a new friend I made today Rachael and she didn’t realise I don’t get paid a speaker fee for all the walks I do with #NEDA and we talked about her talking the less paid internship with an amazing company over the better paid job - this isn’t always an option for everyone but I’ve always made decisions based on purpose not money. Because how many £ you have isn’t the single definition of success, your impact big and small in others lives, how you show up for your beliefs, for others and yourself, the love and light you spread, the joy you feel being alive, and so much more can all be part of success. I didn’t take any pics today because I was too busy in the moment, connecting irl and loving being present in such an uplifting space, and often some of the greatest moments aren’t caught in photos. So sometimes I make sure I put time aside to shoot and I love these pics by @eliyz_gallery @fitfazil ❤️ I still appreciate taking photos in the worlds most beautiful locations (especially during #sunset) posing and dressing up, and sharing them with you all. But please never compare these pics to your own lives. Right now I’m sat in another airport, 5 flights this weekend, Ive managed to burn my forehead, leggings on and travelling solo with 4 kinder Buenos. Genuinely don’t know how to round up this most rambling inconsistent caption ever but this is me :) thanks for listening???? ILYSM see you all at the Boston NEDA walk tomorrow????❤️ . ???? @aerie #aeriereal . . #mycaptionsareridiculous #beach #maldives #paradise #travelholic #travelgram #beachday #notatcoachella #coachella #blue #bodyconfidence #curves #ocean
The picture earned nearly 214,000 likes from her 4.4 million followers.
In addition to the holiday snap, Lawrence also shared an image of herself rocking tight yoga pants while traveling to her various work commitments. Her outfit consisted of a white crop bra with navy leggings with fashionable red and white stripes by the ankle.
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Hope there’s a chiropractor near LAX???????? . PSA Onw to Pittsburgh come walk with me tomorrow @neda and raise awareness and funds to help save lives from Eating Disorders???? And I’ll be in Boston Sunday for the walk there too - if my insta stories start working I’ll post dets it’s in the AM from 9-11 and more info on #NEDA website :) ???? @shotbyjuliann Wearing @aerie leggings and sports bra????
The body positive model explained to the New York Post at an event for Teleties hair elastics why she was so motivated to wear clothing that had previously been exclusively in the realm of skinny women.
“Being curvier, I think it’s important to break the rules and I think it’s important to show that you’re confident in whatever you wear and make an impact on the red carpet when, for so long, we’ve only seen one body type and size make waves.”
However, Iskra admitted that she does occasionally face backlash for being a model with an untraditional body shape.
“I feel the pressure to not wear body-con all the time when so many shapes and so many obvious go-tos are tight; I really try to push back on that.”
In addition to being a spokeswoman for NEDA, Iskra is also a body ambassador for Aerie and was named one of Forbes’s 30 Under 30.