Coffee Break: No Body Shame Campaign

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.

Join her campaign, and be sure to check out her other videos as well! Sometimes, we all just need to get out and dance.


2 thoughts on “Coffee Break: No Body Shame Campaign

  1. thanks for sharing this!
    Its wonderful to see how people embrace their own body…i find it very disturbing that some people that i cross path with can even comment on a 4 year old girl’s weight.
    Thanks again ūüôā

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