Someone showed me this video the other day (I can’t remember who it was..) and I was amazed at how this girl moves. Today, BuzzFeed posted a story about her background.
The dancer in the video, Whitney Thore, was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when she was in college. Whitney gained over 200 pounds in just two years. Check out her website, No Body Shame Campaign. It’s inspiring to see someone so comfortable in their own skin and ready to tackle some social norms. She says it best in her own words, below.
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. 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.