Iskra Lawrence has urged her fans not to compare themselves to others online.
Iskra Lawrence shared a teary selfie after an “emotional breakdown” as she wanted to show “all the realness” and encouraged her followers to share their own crying photos as she believes Instagram can be “unrelatable and triggering”.
She wrote: “I felt like a mess, and felt like I looked a mess and my emotions were shook after something that happened yesterday and a combination of other personal issues that I think lead to this emotional breakdown.
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“I try and commit to showing you ALL the realness, even though I do feel more comfortable posting the “best bits” which there is nothing wrong with but I’m hoping this post can make at least one person feel better with not being OK.
“I took this pic and wanted to post it because Instagram can be completely unrelatable, overwhelming, triggering and even damaging for our mental health.
“Don’t ever compare your happiness, confidence, body, beauty, relationships, success or life to ANYONE online.(sic)”
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Iskra Lawrence went on to advise her fans on the importance of self-care and surrounding yourself with close friends and family.
She wrote: “I am gentle on myself and practise self care.
I’ve surrounded myself with family, friends and faith so I know I’m supported and loved no matter what and I’m beyond grateful to have that.
“So shoutout to all my people going through something, I see you and I’m sending you my love and a huge hug.
“To anyone who has my number please don’t text I’m fine now and will explain when I see you what happened, and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to share this with you all when I was upset and not 100% or all smiles like I usually am.
“PS feel free to post a crying selfie and tag me I know I’m not alone but can’t remember the last time I saw a photo like this on the gram.(sic)”