British model Iskra Lawrence, who is a National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) brand ambassador, has recently opened up about her difficulties in maintaining self-confidence, according to Health.
She posted a series of photos of herself basking on a balcony on Instagram, cladding in a light blue bra and underwear set.
The 31-year-old explained that self-confidence is “so much more than just putting on your cutest undie set and posing for pics.”
“[Every day] I choose to be my biggest cheerleader,” she continued. “I know my privileges and I’ll never forget the darkness of body dysmorphia and disordered eating and will forever protect myself.”
Lawrence, who is also the creator of the NEDA Inspires Award, said that being a new mom has given her a new perspective on the issue.
“At times self-care seemed impossible and insignificant when you’re trying to juggle so baby, work and still being present in your relationship,” she captioned the post.
She shared that while she used to love the phrase “put your mask on before helping others,” she “would never put my mask on first if my baby needed me.”
Lawrence advised, “We remember who the F we are. We look directly at ourselves in the mirror and build ourselves up like we are going into battle, we [armor] up with our kind words and affirmations and we ask for help when we need it.”
She ended the post by empowering her followers to remember that “this is our life, no one else’s.”
Regarding our lives, Lawrence wrote, “We have the ability to own every aspect of it and I believe no matter where you are right now as you’re reading you’ve got this. You’re enough exactly as you are right now ILY.” The story appeared on Health.