In 2010, I hit emotional rock bottom.
I was in a turbulent relationship, and had gained a whole lot of weight. Frankly, there were days when I didn’t really want to live anymore. Belly dance was the only thing that made me feel beautiful despite my shape, and made me feel like I could love myself out of shame and depression.
Over the years, my dance videos on YouTube have incensed and inspired millions. Folks either love or hate the audacity I had to teach and share my dance journey while I also happened to be obese. Of course, now there are many women of unconventional size embracing activities like Yoga, and sharing their journey with the world.
I stand with those women and continue to share my dance journey at Shimmy*Shanti.
Come, dance with me.