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Model Iskra Lawrence Discusses Body Positivity and How She Overcame an Unhealthy Obsession with Her Weight

By Gillian Fuller — 2016

It took a lot of hard work and self-reflection for Lawrence to become the strong, confident, and successful model she is today.

Read on www.allure.com

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