After years of being digitally altered in photos, plus-size model Iskra Lawrence is reclaiming her body — cellulite, scars, freckles and all.
"For years I was retouched where I could hardly recognize myself," she wrote in the caption. "Limbs were slimmed, giving me complexes that there was something wrong with me."
She said that all of the digital tweaks lent themselves to unattainable standards of flawlessness that send the wrong message.
"When cellulite spots scars moles even freckles are retouched it makes you believe that they are imperfections and you should not have them," Lawrence continued. "You end up comparing yourself to this flawless image of yourself that you can't even relate to yet anyone else. So to finally model for a brand that doesn't retouch anything finally makes me feel good enough."
"I admire the way you accept and love yourself," one person commented on the recent photo.
And another: "Love the message you are putting out to girls and ladies everywhere."
And the numbers don't lie.