WATCH: Woman inspiring others with ‘No body shame’ campaign, ‘fat girl dancing’ video

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – A North Carolina radio personality is dancing her way into hearts across the country, inspiring others with her “No Body Shame” routine.

WGHP reported Whitney Thore, on-air producer for 107.5 KZL in Greensboro, is calling her series “A Fat Girl Dancing” and others are taking notice.

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

According to WGHP, she stopped dancing in college after she started experiencing inexplicable weight gain.

“Unable to face my reflection, I failed out of dance class my first semester,” Thore told The Huffington Post in an email.

“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.

Thore talks about her own battle with body acceptance  in her “No Body Shame” campaign in hope of inspiring and helping others.

“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.

MORE: See the full story from WGHP here

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