“Fat Girl Dancing” series shows the world that there is no shame in size
(KTVI) – A radio producer from North Carolina is not ashamed of her body. Whitney Thore launched a, “No Shame Body Campaign” to help others accept their bodies.
She tells the Huffington Post that she was unable to dance in public after gaining 200lbs. She worked with one of the hosts her morning radio show to make a “Fat Girl Dancing” video series. Thore told Daily Venus Diva that the title is part of an intentional choice to reclaim and embrace the word “fat.”
Thore shared this on her website, “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 at any size and I’m learning constructive and pro-active ways to help shape my ideals and the ideals of the world I live in. Do it with me?”
See more of Whitney Thore’s story on her website: NoBodyShameCampaign.com