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Whitney Thore is dancing up a storm and showing no shame in her "A Fat Girl Dancing" series on Youtube. The radio producer started a "No Body Shame Campaign" on her channel after she posted photos of herself showcasing her body.

 "While many responses were positive, there was a lot of fat-shaming going on! I started blogging really just for therapy." Thore Told DailyVenusDive.

The posts went viral gaining tens of thousands views and over 150 shares!

Thore hopes the video will inspire others to become more comfortable with their body as she did.

"Cultural norms, societal pressures, and the whims of the fashion industry do not define my worth as woman or a human being," Thore states on NoBodyShameCampaign.com. "My intelligence, personality, talents, and contributions do not fluctuate with the numbers on a scale."

In college, Thore gained a lot of weight unexpectedly.

Her inability to accept herself and the fear of bulling caused Thore to drop out of dance classes.  

"Unable to face my reflection, I failed out of dance class my first semester," Thore told The Huffington Post.

When she graduated college Thore moved to Korea to start over.

"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," Thore said.

But she hopes her leap of faith will inspire women to love themselves.

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

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