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who is whitney?

Whitney Way Thore has a lot on her plate. Her viral YouTube video series, “A Fat Girl Dancing” thrust her into the spotlight and sparked a global conversation about body image. As a body-positive activist and self-love advocate, Whitney founded the No Body Shame Campaign to help men and women of every variety love and live their lives free of shame. Currently, she stars in the hit TLC reality show My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which showcases Whitney’s family and friends, her dance career, and her journey to mental, physical, and emotional health. Whitney is committed to initiating positive and sustainable changes in herself and others as well as enjoying every delicious inch of her body and her life along the way. In her free time, she is writing her first book titled, I Do It With the Lights On to be published by Random House in 2016. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her cats Henchi and Wanda, teaches dance classes specifically designed to build confidence and hopes that every person on the planet finds their FABULOUS.