It seems to be that we live in a world based on rules that dictate and define the possibilities and limitations of each person. It is common for us to tell children about how they would be and these requirements imposed by society, affect thousands of children, who end up abandoning their dreams or their activities because of stereotypes. Fortunately there are cases like that of Lizzy, a young dancer who has divested herself of her complexes and has managed to become a symbol, inspiring thousands of people through social networks.
Lizzy Howell is a 15 year old with a passion: dance. Despite her obesity, the teenager has practiced this art since age 5 and although it does not represent the typical image of the dancers, the girl has managed to demonstrate that the only thing that really needs to dance is love and a lot of dedication.
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She achieved success in social network Instagram after uploading her dance video. The video shows her performing a routine “fouettés,” a step that requires a lot of technique, strength and balancing skills. This video got viral on different social networks and to date, it has given to Lizzy 60 thousand followers.
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During an interview with Daily Mail, the teenager from Milford, Delaware, admitted that she is trying to lose weight for health reasons and to be a better dancer, but made clear that she is proud of herself and loves being an example of improvement for Girls who, like her, have obesity problems.
“I should not mind my weight, the only thing that should matter is my passion for dance,” Lizzy told the British media. When asked what advice she would give young women who have resisted fulfilling their dreams for their weight, Lizzy responded “stereotypes are made to break.”
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“You’ll have to work twice as hard to get what you want, but it will be worth it in the long run prove the haters wrong. Do what you love and do not let anyone stop you , ” concluded the young dancer.
She is the real inspiration for thousands of stereotypes.