TLC star to visit SU, promote body positivity


A TLC television personality is bringing her “Big Fat Fabulous Life” to Shippensburg University on Nov. 14. 

As part of the Love Your Body Day festivities, Whitney Way Thore will be hosting three events in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB), which are free and open to the public. 

Thore became a viral sensation when a YouTube video of her called “A Fat Girl Dancing” got more than 9 million views. She then became not only a reality star, but also a fat acceptance activist. Thore will be promoting positive body image during her visit at SU. 

No Body Shame will begin with a dance session hosted by Thore, followed by a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. in McFeely’s Coffeehouse. Thore will then host a presentation at 8 p.m. in the CUB Multipurpose Room. 

The activities on Tuesday are co-sponsored with the women’s & gender studies minor and a grant from the SU Office of Social Equity.


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