Fat Girl Dancing Video: Whitney Thore Throws Down the Gauntlet!

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Whitney Thore, a blogger and radio producer, is out to prove that you can dance like a pro regardless of your size. It's an issue that's very personal to her.

Thorne was teaching at the Greensboro Dance Theatre by age 16, but quit dancing in college after she experienced inexplicable weight gain.

Unlike Rachel Frederickson, it wasn't just because Whitney let herself go.

"Unable to face my reflection, I failed out of dance class my first semester," Thore told The Huffington Post in an email, going on to explain what happened:

"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."

Still, she "never dreamed I would take a class or perform publicly again."

But when Jared Pike, one of the hosts of the morning radio show Thore produces suggested that she make a "Fat Girl Dancing" video series, she agreed.

In a recent interview, Thore said the series' title is an intentional effort to remove the stigma of the word "fat" and get people to embrace it instead.

Thore also decided to launch the No Shame Body Campaign to discuss her own struggles with body acceptance and to inspire other women.

"I am fully dedicated to supporting fellow women in ridding ourselves of shame, and showing that I am NOT ashamed of my body," she said.

"I am learning to practice aggressive self-love."

Check out another performance of hers below:

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