Two Instagram stars are redefining beauty standards by helping women love and celebrate their 'flaws' - and we have a hell of a lot of time for it.
Fashion and lifestyle blogger, Sarah Tripp, and model and body positivity hero, Iskra Lawrence, have shared their unretouched photos to help girls and women all over the world love their bodies just as they are.
The post, shared on Sarah's blog, , is titled “Your Five ‘Flaws’ That Are Absolutely Beautiful”.
The post encourages women to love parts of their bodies they’ve been told are 'flaws', with Sarah explaining: “Growing up, I never had any role models who looked like me.
"There were no women like me in magazines, commercials, or any of the fashion blogs I followed. Now that I’ve been able to grow this amazingly diverse audience over the last five years since first sharing my self-love journey, I want women and girls of all sizes to know they are represented and should feel confident in who they are.”
As for Iskra, the blog post falls right in line with the British model’s message of self-love and body positivity. Last week, Lawrence premiered her new show on Facebook Watch called The Mirror Challenge with Iskra, which she created and produced with Clevver. The series focuses on helping men and women look at their insecurities in the mirror and learn to love themselves just as they are, without any drastic makeover such as those found in typical TV shows.
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“My hope is that women will stop thinking about what they need to change in order to feel good about themselves, and choose instead to focus on loving and accepting themselves just as they are! Our bodies are so strong and beautiful no matter what size they are," she said.
Sarah and Iskra shared their unretouched photos to their hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and have been receiving hundreds of comments from women around the world.
“Read it. Loved it. Going to start living it,” commented one user on Instagram in regard to the post. “You’ve changed my idea of what a body should be.”
"I really needed to read this tonight," added another.
Sarah says the positive reaction to the post has been overwhelming.
“Seeing the heartfelt comments on mine and Iskra’s profiles has been the ultimate reward. If we’ve made even one woman feel more comfortable in her own skin, that’s enough for me. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
What a brilliant message to be spreading!