15 year old Lizzy Howell has gone viral!!!
Many are calling her an inspiration and role model for body confidence, as well as an beautiful example of how appearance does not represent ability.
Read her story and watch Lizzy twirling away below!
The viral video was posted in November but has been gaining traction like crazy via Instagram and Facebook.
Lizzy has been dancing for years, using it as a positive outlet to overcome hardships like her mother's passing when she was in preschool as well as her own medical condition which requires regular spinal taps.
“It’s an emotional release, so if I have a good day, I go to dance, and if I have a bad day, I go to dance,” Lizzy told the FOX.
The praise for Lizzy continues with many commenting not only on her dancing skills, such as her strength and balance, but also for bringing a little more diversity to dance. But all this adoration comes at a price,
According to Refinery29, Lizzy has mixed feelings about being classified as a plus-sized dancer.
"I do not like when people say, 'Oh my gosh I can't believe she's better than me!' she told Daily Mail. "That implies that plus-sized people can't dance, and it makes me feel self-conscious."
"It shouldn't matter how much I weigh, the only thing that should matter is my passion for dance," she added.
Regardless of how you wish to classify her, Lizzy is using her new found fame to shine a light on dancers with disabilities as a spokesperson for Dancing For You .
Check out the video that started it all, and join her new 22k followers on Instagram.