British model Iskra Lawrence undressed to her underwear on a packed New York City subway car to make a statement about body-shaming.
The 26 year-old started her speech in front of a packed subway car and then undressed to her underwear before staring her impassioned speech on body image and self-worth.
“I grew up hating what I saw in the mirror because society told me I was not good enough. I thought there was something wrong because I didn’t have a thigh gap, that I had cellulite,” she said.
“That is the media; that is society making a small standard of beauty, when we are so much more than that.
“This body is not just something to be objectified, to be grabbed, to be looked at. This is my vessel. This is my home. I respect it.”
“When you look in the mirror when you get home, do not pick out your insecurities. Do not look at the things society told you was not good enough, because you are so much more than that. Look at your body and see why we appreciate it. Start talking to yourself, celebrating who you are and respecting that.”