Whitney Way Thore is absolutely amazing! She is the girl behind the incredible “A Fat Girl Dancing” video that is taking the internet by storm.
Whitney, a radio producer from North Carolina, has created a body positive movement where she shares videos of her dancing… and let me say… THIS GIRL HAS MOVES! Whitney has been dancing all her life, but after an unexplained weight gain (later she would be diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) she failed out of dance class in her first semester of college.
“Unable to face my reflection, I failed out of dance class my first semester,” Whitney told The Huffington Post. “By the time I had graduated college, been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, moved to Korea, and gained 200 pounds, I was finally able to dance socially, at a club or party, but never dreamed I would take a class or perform publicly ever again.”
But thanks to some soul searching, body acceptance and support from online fans Whitney is back and better than ever! Her video has gained over 1.6 million hits and her message of self-love has gone viral!
‘I am learning to practice aggressive self-love,’ she writes on her website. ‘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.’
Love her!!! Watch the videos below! And check out her No Body Shame Campaign!