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WEC Blog: The person behind my mask

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Inside me there is a dancer and possibly even a singer. But I wear a rigid mask that prevents me from doing either. I think if that mask ever falls off you would find a wild dance somewhere.
I have worries about being laughed at and looking foolish. Attractive people seem to get laughed at far less than overweight people. I was with a group of people watching one of those "funniest videos" shows once and they laughed the loudest at clips where an overweight man or woman was placed in a silly situation. I think I would have to be model-thin before I dance in public, my aversion to trying it is so strong. Plus I would have to start that rhythm and practice thing from scratch since I haven't really danced since I was a kid! My favorite dances to watch- polka, tango, buck dancing.
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    I am just reading one of your blogs for the very first time. It was short and to the point but had enough strength to cause me to write. I instantly went to your photos and my thought was.....WHAT is she talking about? I just want to say that you are NOT fat. OK, I understand what matters most is how you view yourself, how you feel and how your weight affects you each day. I respect that.
    You say you would love to dance but fear being mocked, laughed at because you are not "Janet Jackson". There are dancers of all shapes and sizes that partake in various kinds of dance. Yes, I agree, the physique is an important part of it all but mostly for how it performs. I am willing to bet that if you truly, truly had a passion to dance and you were committed to the time it takes to become great at it, the size you are today, would not matter. That being said, if you put all that hard work in...I am a firm believer you would have your desired physique you dream about.
    I hope you find enough self love and confidence within you to follow your dream. You deserve it! emoticon
    2259 days ago
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    I totally understand what you are saying..... emoticon
    But Life is too short to worry about those people who may....but most likely not or talk about you!! So go out there and dance like no one is watching! emoticon Go for it and Dance!!! emoticon
    2269 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    I think we all have those defenses of not wanting to be embarrassed if we can help it!
    2269 days ago
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