Iskra Lawrence's First NYFW Show: 'Did My Damn Thing Yesterday For Everyone Who Called Me Fat'

Congratulations, Iskra!

This year, Iskra Lawrence made her New York Fashion Week runway debut at the Spring/Summer 2016 Chromat show featuring architectural swim and athleticwear

But for Lawrence, the show was about so much more than her first time on the catwalk: It was an opportunity for Lawrence to (once again) silence body-shamers and prove that a body-positive mindset can truly make a difference. 

In two heartfelt posts on Instagram, Lawrence talks about what it was like to walk for Chromat, how she's learned to appreciate all figures, and how she plans to continue her fight for more "diversity and realness" within the fashion and beauty industries.

"Seeing all the girls backstage I felt over joyed [sic] that I could appreciate everyone else's unique beauty and still be confident in myself. A few years ago I would have wanted her thigh gap or that girl's smooth skin and long legs. Battling myself mentally perpetuating my insecurities, but instead I was so grateful to see how our differences are what make us all special."

"A few years ago I was doing shows in locals malls and shopping centres, being told I'd never get signed in NY. So I did my damn thing yesterday for everyone who called me fat, all the no's and rejections bc beauty is so much more than a size or shape or colour. It's who you are and the light you shine. Thank you for everyone [sic] of you who's on this journey with me. I will always try to fight for more diversity and realness and share my experiences with you. I hope you all believe in yourselves and never give up on your dreams"

We can't wait to see all that's in store for Lawrence — from more editorials to runway shows, we're sure her future is a bright one. 

Check out the full posts on Lawrence's Instagram account here