If anyone’s familiar with the dance world, they would know this is Misty Copeland. She is the first black principal ballerina at ABT and she is incredibly beautiful. Her body is a piece of work made of pure muscle. This girl is an inspiration to anyone.
Today at ballet class, I brought her name up to my teacher and friends because she’s my inspiration. One girl immediately said that girl is too big to be a dancer. And then she went on for about 30 minutes trying to tell everyone that Misty is massive and if she can be a dancer they might as well let a horse be a dancer. This made me FURIOUS!
This girl has been my inspiration forever and just because she isn’t stick thin and small framed she’s criticized. To think that someone who isn’t even part of a major ballet company would criticize a principal dancer of ABT is just unbelievable! Misty deserves credit for her work and the fact that she has to face people criticizing her beautiful body. If you don’t know Misty, watch a video on youtube. She is phenomenal.
These women have let the world know through their grace, beautiful, strength and fluidity that the dancing black female body is a gorgeous force to be reckoned with. The bodies of black women have been politicized, sexualized, and dissected by every blade the collective public has, both physical and otherwise. But when these women dance, their bodies are unconquered, moving like sweetwater, undefined and unfathomably glorious. This photoset is to the power of the ballerina, who declare themselves with their feet, when they dance…they sing.
Yep. This is how I stretch before I dance down through the streets en pointe…