Big Girl Rocks the Dance Floor!
- Big Girl Rocks the Dance Floor!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 30, 2013Foster City, CA - NAAFA, a civil rights organization working to realize Equality at Every Size, congratulates Amber Riley and Derek Hough for taking the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars. Kudos to Amber for not only being the winner, but for her words at the conclusion of this season’s finale. “I did this competition because I didn’t know if I could do it, and anything that scares me, I want to do. So I want to let women of all sizes out there know, you can do whatever you put your mind to. It doesn’t matter what size you are, what color you are, you can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to,” Amber said tearfully.Amber’s hard work, stamina and determination clearly illustrate that people of large body size can be healthy and fit. More than 12 weeks of learning, practicing and performing has been good for Amber’s over-all health but also clearly illustrates that strenuous exercise does not necessarily result in tremendous weight loss. Amber does report feeling stronger and her energy is better.NAAFA is proud to see role models of large body size like Amber Riley in the spotlight on national television and in the world news. People of all sizes should heed Amber’s words. Whatever your dream, reach for the stars!Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.On the web: http://www.naafa.orgFor more information contact:Peggy Howell, Public Relations DirectorNational Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)e-mail: pr@... phone: 916-558-6880