I wasn’t sure she would sit through the entire thing but I picked it anyway.
All three of my children sat through the ENTIRE documentary about this amazing human being.
A Ballerina’s Tale. On Netflix forever more. Thankfully taking the place of My Little Ponies. Woooohoooo!!!
Misty Copeland defied all odds to achieve her dreams. Not only did she focus on making her heart happy… she managed to change the conversation and atmosphere in Ballet.
Sadly there isn’t a lot of information readily available about our pioneers. I had an idea there were ballerinas of color who were given a chance but it’s not something you see consistently.
I was told my body was built wrong. I would be wonderful if I could be less top heavy. Because that’s my choice said no one ever.
These last few years have seen an influx of awareness on ballet in our communities. All communities.
It’s not just the acceptance of EVERY woman thing. It’s a human acceptance thing. I love my art and everyone should be able to express themselves. I want my daughter to know if she’s too short, is well endowed because of her over the top DNA, or manages to be 6’4″; she can be a beautiful swan.
Today my 4 year old said ” Mama I HAVE to dance”.
Today I am overjoyed.
If she decides to never dance after 4, I will be okay.
I am showing her another side of life. I am showing her that even if you feel alone, there is no way you can’t have your dreams of teaching dance or dancing until you’re 85.
That’s why I had kids 🙂