It took a while for model Iskra Lawrence to learn to love and accept her body, but once she leaped that hurdle, she quickly began working to help others do the same with their own figures. Not only does she offer what she calls “self-care classes,” but Lawrence, 27, is now giving us all an inside look at the truth behind those “perfect” social media photos.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Model Iskra Lawrence attends the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on September 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Daily Front Row)

Partnering with Fashion for All and Elle to help raise awareness about the dangers of unrealistic body standards, the fashionista clued us all in on how others are using posing techniques on social media to alter their body image.

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EXPOSING all the model poses on the gram in this weeks self-care Sunday video ▶️(Link to watch in my bio)👆 Swipe to see 6 of the 7 before and after that I show in real time in my video➡️ Please watch the video to understand these series of pics 😘 I wanted to get super real and show u how drastically and instantly ppl can change how they look simply by posing! Let alone good lighting, high quality cameras and photoshop! I've talked about this a lot in the past but in this video I show you 7 ways in which posing can dramatically change how we look. I'm super excited to share this with you, I myself still pose and there's nothing wrong with moving your body in ways you feel most comfortable or confident but let's be honest and show the actual process. I've been modelling 14years so I learnt some stuff I want to share with you all. Because life's not perfect, social media lives aren't Perfect and neither are us or our bodies. And that's exactly how it's meant to be! Because we are all imperfectly perfect and 100% unique. So s/o to all the real ones who keep it 💯 celebrate every single inch of pinkcandyfloss you and who you are! I hope you enjoy this video, thank you so much to @elleusa #FashionForAll and @youtube for making this possible. ----- What I'm wearing: @aerie bralette @americaneagle jeans @ph5official bodysuit in the vid @tai_jewelry hoops ------ And to clarify non of these pictures have been retouched or photoshopped! #aeriereal ------ Free online screening tools to help identify eating disorders available @NEDA website. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool

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“I wanted to get super real and show you how drastically and instantly people can change how they look simply by posing!!” she wrote on a before and after Instagram snap, adding, “Let alone good lighting, high quality cameras and photoshop!” In the first pic, she’s seen slightly bent over, with a realistic-looking stomach that appears quite different from the second pic, in which she’s leaning to one side, stretching her muscles to appear leaner and longer.

She also offered up an accompanying YouTube video, which goes through several of the super subtle tricks models use to look their best. “Good lighting, good angles, good posing, it can completely change what your body looks like,” she shared. “I don’t want you to ever feel like you have to be perfect, you’re already imperfectly perfect, and that’s good enough.”

The video walks viewers through moves that do everything from fake a thigh gap to hide a double chin. Lawrence explains how you can position certain body parts out of the foreground of a photo will make them appear smaller and vice versa.

She’s not saying you shouldn’t use the poses, saying, “I myself still pose and there’s nothing wrong with moving your body in ways you feel most comfortable or confident.” But, she does want people to know what’s really going on in the pictures they’re seeing online. “Let’s be honest and show the actual process… Because life’s not perfect, social media lives aren’t perfect and neither are us or our bodies. And that’s exactly how it’s meant to be!”

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(Photos via Michael Loccisano/Getty for Daily Front Row)