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This Woman Was Sick Of Not Seeing Herself Represented So She Started Her Own Movement

"I wanted to create a platform for other plus-size women."

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The ladies of Pretty Big Movement, a new dance company based in New York City, are taking the world by storm and challenging society’s expectations of what a dancer “should" look like. The Scene chatted with the badass ladies to hear a bit more about their mission:

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And since starting Pretty Big, Akira's confidence has boosted. She hopes that with the growth of the company she’ll continue to inspire plus-size women to chase their dreams, no matter what society says.