'Sometimes I feel people are watching me': Iskra Lawrence candidly reveals her fear of walking down 'dark, badly lit streets' as she shoots her latest swimwear campaign in Mexico

  • Iskra, 27,?took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of herself holding up a drawing of someone walking down a poorly lit street
  • The curvy model explained that walking down dark streets alone makes her feel 'unsafe', and she sometimes fears people are watching her
  • Iskra shared the photo and message as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts' social media campaign to end gender-based violence
  • Girl Guides and Scouts are drawing images of a 'space or place' where they feel unsafe, and the pictures will be exhibited at the United Nations in New York
  • Iskra shared the photo while on location in Tulum, Mexico, with Aerie?

Iskra Lawrence may be a famous model, but she shares the same common fear of walking home alone that plagues many other women around the world.

The 27-year-old Aerie model took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of herself wearing a one-piece swimsuit in Tulum, Mexico, while holding up a drawing of someone walking down a poorly lit street.?

'I feel unsafe walking down dark, badly lit streets,' she confessed. 'Sometimes I feel people are watching me. I try to keep myself safe by not being alone, telling people where I am going, and using safe means of transport.'

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Confession: Iskra Lawrence took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of herself holding a drawing of someone walking down a poorly lit street while revealing it is something she fears

Confession: Iskra Lawrence took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of herself holding a drawing of someone walking down a poorly lit street while revealing it is something she fears

Activist: The 27-year-old posed with the drawing as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts' social media campaign to end gender-based violence

Activist: The 27-year-old posed with the drawing as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts' social media campaign to end gender-based violence

Opening up:? Iskra explained that walking down dark streets makes her feel 'unsafe,' and she sometimes fears people are watching her

Opening up:? Iskra explained that walking down dark streets makes her feel 'unsafe,' and she sometimes fears people are watching her

Iskra went on to urge other women to try and avoid potentially dangerous situations and always look out for their friends when out at night.?

'Don't risk your safety girls! Be careful, take care of yourself and your besties!' she wrote.

The body-positive activist shared the photo and message?as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts' social media campaign to end?gender-based violence.?

She explained that Girl Guides and Scouts around the world are drawing images of a 'space or place' where they feel unsafe and the pictures will be exhibited at the United Nations in New York.?

'Don't risk your safety girls!'?Iskra urged other women to try and avoid potentially dangerous situations and always look out for their friends when out at night

'Don't risk your safety girls!'?Iskra urged other women to try and avoid potentially dangerous situations and always look out for their friends when out at night

Far away: The curvy model shared the photo while on location in Tulum, Mexico, for her latest shoot with Aerie?

Far away: The curvy model shared the photo while on location in Tulum, Mexico, for her latest shoot with Aerie?

'Had the most incredible day': Iskra explained on Instagram stories that this is her fourth time in Tulum in four years?

'Had the most incredible day': Iskra explained on Instagram stories that this is her fourth time in Tulum in four years?

Iskra urged her 3.8 million Instagram followers to follow her lead and share photos of themselves holding up their own drawings using the hashtag?#throughhereyes.?

The curvy star posted the picture while she was on location in Mexico for her latest shoot with Aerie, and the photo sees her modeling one of the brand's one-piece swimsuits.?

Earlier in the day, she took to Instagram Stories to post snapshot of herself near a palm tree, writing: 'Had the most incredible day in tulum with my @aerie fam. 4th time here in 4years and I still get giddy with how wonderful the team is and how grateful I am to be here [sic].'?

Videos from the day see her enjoying some crème br?lée and posing next to make-up artist?Dominique Farina.

Star: Iskra is one of Aerie's most famous models, and she often shares photos of herself wearing the brand's lingerie and swimsuits?

Star: Iskra is one of Aerie's most famous models, and she often shares photos of herself wearing the brand's lingerie and swimsuits?

Using her platform: The activist posted a photo of herself modeling a?a T-shirt with the word 'feminist' splashed across the front last month in support of the movement?

Using her platform: The activist posted a photo of herself modeling a?a T-shirt with the word 'feminist' splashed across the front last month in support of the movement?

Last month Iskra shared a photo of herself modeling a T-shirt with the word 'feminist' splashed across the front, noting that the comments she received while wearing it were 'interesting.'?

'Many progressive movements are bound to be imperfect. So am I - all humans are perfectly imperfect,' she wrote. 'I’m unsure whether to post this, but if i can use my privilege to serve as reminder and support a movement which I hope can create change.?

'By educating ourselves and others hopefully we can encourage equality worldwide, encourage large corps and individuals with efficient capabilities to build infrastructure, improve access to education and healthcare as well as protecting people from violence, sexual abuse and trafficking,' she continued.?

'Because the following inequities still exist for women - and so I shall continue to wear this T-shirt.'

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