15-year-old Lizzy Howell can’t be bothered by the ballerina stereotypes. She shared a video of herself practicing a series of […]
15-year-old Lizzy Howell can’t be bothered by the ballerina stereotypes.
She shared a video of herself practicing a series of fouetté turns and the clip has been viewed more than 75,000 times.
The ballerina started dancing when she was five years old and has been practicing ballet for the past 10 years.
“It shouldn’t matter how much I weigh, the only thing that should matter is my passion for dance,” she told The Daily Mail.
“If I can do everything that anyone else can, why should I be in a separate category?” she told BuzzFeed.
“My video has been shared all over the world, which is a big thing for someone where I live,” she explained.
The sudden viral fame helped earn Lizzy more than 22,000 followers, and her video has been viewed more than 75,000 times on her Instagram page alone.
Plenty of people took to the comments section of the post to tell Lizzy that she is ‘amazing’, while others were simply blown away by her skill.
“I enjoy most of the comments saying I’m an inspiration for people of all sizes,” Lizzy said. “I really like being called an inspiration, it makes me feel better about my self and what I’m doing.”