Untapped Dancer Story: Proving People Wrong

Alyson Haley

Hudson • Massachusetts

Dance has enabled me to be accepting of my body, and not judge it just because I am not a size 2

Dance has always given me that extra boost of confidence in my life. As someone who is plus size in the dance world, life isn't easy. Costumes never fit quite right and I'm always being stared at and judged. People will look at me and not believe that I am flexible or even have some ability to dance, but wherever I am onstage, something just takes over, and I prove everyone wrong. Dance has enabled me to be accepting of my body, and not judge it just because I am not a size 2.