I love being a woman because we are powerful and compassionate. My goal has always been to let others find their unique power so they can shine too
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the linkedin VERSION
Iskra is the founder of Saltair and Self Funding. She's dedicated her career to empowering women. Her candid discussions online and TEDx talk disrupt societal norms and inspire millions, landing her places on Forbes 30 Under 30, and BBC World’s 100 Most Influential Women.
ONCE UPON A TIME
I wasn't the problem, the lack of diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry was. So I choose recovery, and as I navigated a new life embracing all the parts of me I decided to share it online (equally terrifying and liberating) but that where my life changed forever.
Through my vulnerability I connected with millions of people and created a community. Because of my community I was able to fight for the many voices not just mine that wanted change. And that's exactly what we did.
I hope I didn't make that sound easy or unrelatable because recovery from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia certainly isn't, but it's the best decision you can ever make for yourself.
I was also broke af till about 10 years into my career but I never stopped dreaming believing and most importantly TRYING.
Trying involved a lot of asking for help, getting back up after failing making mistakes and being told another NO to add to the pile.
It's really hard to succeed on your own, I built a community, found mentors and shared what I was struggling with and I hope I can help you with at least 2 of those - because I'm sure you already have so much on your plate.
Top: Early modelling days as a teenager
Left: My boys - love you so much
Right: My fave magazine cover
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I love a burger. All of them, beef, fried chicken, turkey - if it's in a bun I'm about that life
OK publicly I haven't shared this cus I'm embarrassed - your girl has a fear of balloons!
I was asked in a interview (in front of P who played football at UT) how many points a touchdown is - I said 5 #embarrassing
I still wear skinny jeans and side part my hair and say lol on texts. Sorry not sorry, Gen Z.
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Hair mask + face mask + long bubble bath with a book
Britney or Oprah
Any and every dating show
Maybe a pastry chef - could be a next chapter who knows
Rome is magical! So much history and gelato hehe
I'm a basic water girl I always drink 3l a day!
Saltair Body products of course
Burgers and pancakes - oh crumbs now I'm hungry
Give me sandy toes, salt-air everyday that's my inspo for my brand
SO HARD! Love a bit of Ozark and Bridgerton
Forget the junk - be part of a community that wants to show up and be of service.