Meet the Plus-Size Pole Dancer Who Wants to Teach the World About Confidence

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Now this is how you twirl on your haters. 

In a new video from BuzzFeed Health, Eda Marbury shares her journey with body acceptance, food and how she was able to overcome them with the help of pole dancing as a fitness routine. 

The story begins with Marbury's anorexia, which improved once she met and married her now-husband. 

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Marbury had to come to terms with her weight, and then she sought a way to make it better: pole dancing. 

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"I was afraid, at first, of people laughing at me and making fun of me, but once I started going, I felt more confident about what I was doing and it didn't matter what people were going to say," Marbury told BuzzFeed Health. 

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Once she began to practice her sport, Marbury became more confident and even began to post videos of herself online. While there were detractors — this is the internet, after all — most welcomed her videos and applauded her for sharing her story. 

Besides, there's only one thing that matters: Marbury loves her body. 

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