They say size does matter.
However, a certain North Carolina woman has proven it’s the other way round when it comes to busting a move.
Whitney Way Thore, a radio producer, with her series of YouTube videos called “A Fat Girl Dancing” has become an online sensation in recent months.
Her superb dance skills have not only made her popular but also inspired hundreds of her followers.
Whitney had been dancing her whole life, but after she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – a disorder which can cause weight gain – she stopped temporarily.
Refusing to give up her passion, she decided to put her fame and talent to good use and came up with the “No Body No Shame” campaign to help people who struggle with issues like fat-shaming.
“I am learning to practice aggressive self-love. I have lived my life as a 130-pound woman and as a 350-pound woman in North America, in Europe, and in Asia. Cultural norms, societal pressures, and the whims of the fashion industry do not define my worth as woman or a human being,” writes Whitney.
“My intelligence, personality, talents, and contributions do not fluctuate with the numbers on a scale. I am unwaveringly ME; and the same goes for YOU. No matter WHAT you're struggling with, embrace what you have to offer, love yourself right this minute and start affecting positive change for yourself and others. No excuses. No shame.”
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