As an #AerieREAL Role Model, executive producer and host of The Mirror Challenge, and Forbes 30 Under 30, Iskra Lawrence is on a mission to change the perception of beauty in the media.
Mediaplanet: What advice do you have for young people struggling with self-confidence?
Iskra Lawrence: I would just let them know that they aren’t alone. I think when you feel a lack of confidence it’s important to try and focus on all the amazing things about yourself. Are you creative? Are you a good friend? If you have trouble coming up with things, ask the people around you. It could be something you didn’t even notice about yourself that someone else recognizes and appreciates.
What does self-care mean to you?
Self-care to me means taking a step back and making time to appreciate myself. I know that these days, especially with how connected we all are with social media and work, we can forget to check in with ourselves. If I’m feeling overwhelmed, a part of my self-care is knowing when to ask for help.