Mar 21, 2015

12 FAT & FIT–PLUS SIZE WOMAN SMASHING FITNESS STEREOTYPE

Emma Haslam plus size pole dancer enthusiast from Derby England smashing fitness stereotype on Britain’s Got Talent by showing through her routine that consist of her swinging her plus size around the pole and hanging upside down held up only by her legs that she is not limited by her size.

Seeing her do her thing made me want to slam the mic down on the ground and yell, “BAM, Challenge!” even though I don’t have a damn mic. I watched the whole routine in opened mouth awe realizing a startling truth. We all in some ways internalized the negative stereotypes of plus size people and limit them in our own minds assigning them tasks they can and cannot do.

Isn’t it interesting that “we” all in some way resist stereotypes that categorize us into neat little boxes limiting our potential and yet we apply those same methods to fat (plus size) people without their consent and then are overly critical and vexed when they smash right through them?


12 comments:

  1. Wow! That's fabulous! That took a lot of confidence. Good for her and good for the judges.

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    1. right? I know, confidence is it really.

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  2. An amazingly acrobatic lady there. She is indeed fat and fit !

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    1. She is flexible that's for sure. At the very least she is teaching her daughter a great lesson of embracing and loving herself at any size.

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  3. I saw this before but it blows my mind every time. She's good!

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    1. hmmmm....
      am a little late in the game as i don't really watch BGT but i was messing around on Youtube and found it.

      Yeah she is good.

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  4. Fabulous :)

    http://trapeziovermelho.blogspot.pt

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    1. It is that for sure.
      blessings and thank you for coming.

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  5. That is outstanding what an amazing lady
    Thanks for sharing Rhapsody x

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    1. Outstanding is a good word, did yo see how she flung that body around that pole.....!

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  6. Confidence is everything, it creates power that magnifies out abilities, and in her case even more so. Good stuff!

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    1. Oh you are so right, confidence really does make a difference between thinking you can and knowing you can.

      thanks for sharing.

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