How Far We’ve Come

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“The funny thing about ballet is that it’s strikingly similar to being a Black woman in America.”

Misty Copeland fought for her place in ballet, and she’s using her platform to pave the way for young Black ballerinas to feel welcomed in the industry.

This is an adaptation of Misty’s 2020 article, “Technique Has No Color.”