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There is no excuse for body shaming

There is no excuse for body shaming

Shriya Deshpande

September 15, 2016

t age nine, P.E. Dance teacher Dasha Plaza knew what it was like to have her body heavily scrutinized. At age 15, Plaza often heard the words “fat,” “untalented,” “stupid” and “dumb” tossed in her direction. Some questioned her dancing ability based on her body type. As a young girl...