A few weeks ago, burlesque dancer Amanda Trusty transformed Katy Perry's 'Roar' from a song fit for a romcom Getting Over That Jerk montage to something a lot cooler — a body positive anthem.
Here's some of Trusty's recap of the routine, from her blog.
While I literally peeled the words "cellulite" and "suck it in" off my body, as a part of the piece I created in order to share my journey, I thought to myself, "This is Broadway to me."
I think this video speaks a million words for my journey, and no more explanation is needed, other than explaining that burlesque is an art form where clothing is removed. So you will see skin. You will see all of my passion. And you will hear screams from over 200 people who have shared part of my journey with me, and have probably been on some version of it themselves.
Living proof that you don't need to look like Natalie Portman circa Black Swan to dance your ass off.
[h/t Amanda Trusty]