Amanda Trusty is a tap dancer, body love advocate, and blogger at Known primarily for her viral tap burlesque video to Katy Perry's "Roar", where she stripped down to her skivvies and peeled the words "cellulite" and "fat" off her body to make a statement, she aims to bring awareness to the body image and eating disorder crisis that faces the entertainment industry. Amanda facilitates body love and emotional eating awareness workshops for women with Olivia Petzy, using movement and dance as the basis for a transformative body-appreciative experience. After a performance career in New York City that spanned the course of a decade, Amanda is now a full-time dance teacher on the Big Island of Hawai’i. In 2014, she was featured as one of Huffington Post’s top women bringing body positivity to dance and is currently writing a book on the topic that will be the first of its kind. She writes and designs apparel for Sadie Jane dancewearAmanda is an expert on Nutella.

Amanda Trusty's Articles

How To Love A Sexual Partner With Body Image Issues

Kiss her slowly, touch her face, gently tug on her hair — before you even make your way down to her breasts. Many women with body image issues are most self-conscious about their stomach, so when... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   11.11.15 12am   |   SHARE

An Apology To The Doctor Who Was An A**hole About My Eating Disorder

Show up to work. Know your shit. Watch your words. Use a filter when words come out of your mouth. Show a little compassion. Wash your hands. Know people's names. Look at their medical records. And... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   11.6.15 12am   |   SHARE

Why Saying “You Look Gorgeous” Is Not Helping The Body Image War

As we move forward in this body image war that plagues so much of our country, how amazing would it be if we showed up to an event and someone told us that we are stunning, instead of how we look... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   11.3.15 12am   |   SHARE

My Boudoir Photos Helped Me Appreciate The "Real" Me

So excited, so excited, so excited, wait, what? Wait, is that really me? Holy shit.
Amanda Trusty    |   10.28.15 12am   |   SHARE

Mom Bod Versus Dad Bod

The fact that a woman's body may have changed after birth has been heavily capitalized upon by the diet and fitness industry, and we have been taught that every single mother desires to return to her... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   10.1.15 12am   |   SHARE

Plus-Size Sex For The First Time

We were kissing. We were laughing. There were hands under my dress, and there were fingers in his hair and there was electricity that I haven't felt in a very, very long time. And then he pulled off... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   09.25.15 12am   |   SHARE

The Muscle Game: Teaching Dancers To Love Their Bodies Via Anatomy

I can't help but wonder, what could be different if I start teaching my little girls at a young age what the muscles are under all those body parts that the magazines will be so quick to label as... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   09.22.15 12am   |   SHARE

Amanda Trusty Roars To Katy Perry And Shares Her Journey To Body Acceptance

  I am not the sum of anyone, or anything, other than my experiences. And I have had some unbelievably shitty experiences. I've also had amazing, indescribable experiences.... Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   07.14.15 2am   |   SHARE