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About

Hi there! I’m Iskra, business owner, brand builder, investor and supermodel momma

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 was a model being rejected because I didn't fit an 'ideal size'. I thought my body was the problem. Until I realised... 

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.

One of my fave shoots

Through my journey I finally found my purpose, empowering women to know their worth and go after what they want 

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 

SUPER FUN
FACTS

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF

01

I love a burger. All of them, beef, fried chicken, turkey - if it's in a bun I'm about that life

02

OK publicly I haven't shared this cus I'm embarrassed - your girl has a fear of balloons!  

03

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

04

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.

THE QUIZ

Favorite indulgence

Hair mask + face mask + long bubble bath with a book

celeb i'd love to meet

Britney or Oprah

Guilty pleasure

Any and every dating show

alternate universe job:

Maybe a pastry chef - could be a next chapter who knows

favorite place i've been:

Rome is magical! So much history and gelato hehe

drink of choice

I'm a basic water girl I always drink 3l a day!

can't live without

Saltair Body products of course 

usually craving

Burgers and pancakes - oh crumbs now I'm hungry 

beach vs mountains

Give me sandy toes, salt-air everyday that's my inspo for my brand

favorite show

SO HARD! Love a bit of Ozark and Bridgerton

Get On the List

My goal is to give you value in each and every email - honestly email doesn't even feel right it's more of a love note - filled with advice, support and life updates that'll make you smile

Forget the junk - be part of a community that wants to show up and be of service

LET'S STAY CONNECTED & GROW TOGETHER
Talk soon! xoxo

Instagram

Where my community began and my career took off. Hopefully I can bring some stop and smile to your scrolling

@iskra