The Honeybeez, a plus-size dance squad from Alabama State University are now TV stars with their new show on Snapchat.
We’re all in need of some inspiration right now during this hard time and the Honeybeez of ASU (IG @asuhoneybeez) are delivering that and more with their new series.
The plus size dance squad, who we mentioned in our “10 Best Plus Size Moments of 2019” round-up here, caught the eye of actress La La Anthony, who in turn partnered with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures to produce the 10-part series for Snapchat featuring the plus-size athletes.
The series gives viewers a look into the life of the Honeybeez. Led by the fearless Coach Ruth “Anna Marshae” Williams, the episodes chronicle the squad’s journey, from tryouts through high-pressure performances, as the Honeybeez overcome myriad challenges and criticisms, fulfilling the team’s motto to “be bold, be beautiful and be you”.
That motto, according to Coach Williams, means to “be your authentic self, step outside of the box and be bold enough to accomplish your goals while staying beautiful inside and out”.
Coach Williams went on to tell us:
“I’m hoping viewers not only learn what it takes to be a Honeybee, but that anyone can do anything no matter what size, through confidence, hard work, and determination.”
We’re not surprised. When Nike featured the group in their Dream Crazier campaign, we knew that was just the beginning for this amazing group of dancers in inspiring the world. They epitomize what it means to never let your size stop you from doing what you love.
La La Anthony expressed why she felt the Honeybeez are such an inspiration:
“The Honeybeez are an inspiration, not just among the HBCU dance scene, but to young dancers and performers everywhere. Their impact and success are a result of immense determination and talent, all while projecting strength, positivity and love. We can’t wait for Snapchat’s audience to get to know these amazing young women.”
Leftfield Co-Presidents Shawn Witt and Gretchen Palek added:
“We’re ecstatic to be sharing this story, alongside La La and Snap, at a time in which we could all benefit from witnessing the unbridled perseverance and strength of character on display in each episode.”
You can check out the 10-episode series on Snapchat’s Discover page here.
And this is just the beginning for The Honeybeez. According to Coach Williams, there’s more to come from the dance squad.
“I have set high expectations for this 2020-2021 line. I want to blow people’s minds when they see us this season. Right now, we’re just enjoying our accomplishments with this Snap Original Series.”
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