When Whitney started experiencing unexplained weight gain in college, she felt ashamed. In an email to the Huffington Post, she explained that she was unable to face her own reflection and failed out of dance class her first semester.
Whitney's weight gain was not just the "Freshman 15," though. In fact, she gained over 200 pounds and was eventually diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Still, Whitney isn't letting that get in the way of her love for dance.
On her blog, she declared that she is "learning to practice aggressive self-love," which is a skill we think should be taught in every classroom, everywhere!
As part of that mission, Whitney now proudly displays her body AND her incredible dancing skills in her "Fat Girl Dancing" YouTube series. "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.
We love her confidence, her attitude and most importantly, the message she's sending to all women (and men) everywhere who struggle with their own body image issues.
Seriously, though, if you're still reading this and haven't watched Whitney 'do her thang' on the dance floor, stop right this instant and click the video above.