NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Model and body confidence advocate Iskra Lawrence says while filters can be fun, we have to be careful when we start looking for imperfections in our photos online.
The Ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association told Rebecca Granet on “The Trend” that when it comes to editing our photos, it’s all about baby steps on social media.READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
“Maybe you still do a few things but you stop editing your cellulite,” Lawrence said. “You are going to feel like you’re getting the power back. Then it’s something else — I now feel comfortable not editing out those spots or whatever it might be and you take ownership back. It kinda feels like you’re proud to put the real you out there.”READ MORE: Armed Suspects Impersonated Police, Handcuffed Women During Alleged Bronx Home Invasion, NYPD Says
“The only reason you think those are imperfections is because society or the media has told you,” she said.
“Growing up, before I was educated by the media my mom had cellulite,” Lawrence said. “As a child I never looked at her cellulite and thought, ‘eww that’s gross, I hope I don’t get that.'”MORE NEWS: Thomas Valva Case: Ex-NYPD Officer Michael Valva, Former Fiancée Angela Pollina Appear In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing
Lawrence says you can also get involved in body positive hashtags online and always remember that you’re good enough just the way you are.