This One's For The Plus-Size Hoopers. And No, It Ain't About Losing Weight.
I AM A PLUS SIZE HOOPER.
And I am not alone.
In fact, I see more and more of us online, "coming out," making videos, talking about clothes that work for ample boobage and make us look great!
Still ... I'd like to see MORE.
And I wish that so many hoopers-to-be didn't see their weight as an obstacle to picking up the hoop.
The hooping community wrestles with the image and goal of an
ideal body no less than the rest of our culture.
Amongst the slim and fit figures of our most popular and well-known
hoopers, it can be difficult to remember that we bigger hoopers belong.
Difficult to quiet that voice in our heads that tells us we're just "that fat girl in a hoop."
WHY YOU SHOULD STRUT YOUR CURVY STUFF.
You now what happens almost EVERY time I hoop in public?
Someone will come up to me and say something like, "I would have never thought I could hoop like that at my size. You just changed my mind!"
In my nearly 13 years of hooping, I've learned that nearly ALL hoopers pick up the hoop because they saw someone else rocking the hell out of one.
Here's the point.
When we as a community say that HOOPING IS FOR EVERY "BODY" - We mean it.
Part of that means living it. Walking our talk.
Hooping proudly at every size and every age.
This week, I invite hoopers of all shapes -- from flutes to tubas, bass drums to electrical guitars -- to think of your bodies as instruments of sound and movement.
And then go play the hell out of them ... on the instrument we all share.
Shake it, hoopers. Shake it loud and proud.