Iskra Lawrence

Keynote Speaker Iskra Lawrence warned participants about the danger of social media. “We’re consumed by social media messages and images that tell us we need to have the perfect life,” she said. “And it’s an illusion that everything’s amazing. It’s the highlight reel. Everyone seems comfortable with their body and how they feel, and that’s not real. I know that for a fact because I go through it myself.” (Colleen Zewe/MEDILL)

Keynote Speaker Iskra Lawrence warned participants about the danger of social media.
“We’re consumed by social media messages and images that tell us we need to have the perfect life,” she said. “And it’s an illusion that everything’s amazing. It’s the highlight reel. Everyone seems comfortable with their body and how they feel, and that’s not real. I know that for a fact because I go through it myself.” (Colleen Zewe/MEDILL)

Keynote Speaker Iskra Lawrence warned participants about the danger of social media.

“We’re consumed by social media messages and images that tell us we need to have the perfect life,” she said. “And it’s an illusion that everything’s amazing. It’s the highlight reel. Everyone seems comfortable with their body and how they feel, and that’s not real. I know that for a fact because I go through it myself.” (Colleen Zewe/MEDILL)