newyorker:

The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:

"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."

Photograph by Pari Dukovic

newyorker:

The ballerina Misty Copeland has had a meteoric rise under unique circumstances. Rivka Galchen writes:

"Copeland is considered an unlikely ballerina: she is curvy and she is black, neither of which is a common attribute in the field. But it is her very late beginning and rapid attainment of virtuosity that are arguably without precedent for a female ballerina."

Photograph by Pari Dukovic

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

@1 week ago with 956 notes

fckyeahprettyafricans:

When African parents catch you flirting by TOMMY_XPENSIVE

😂😂😂😂

@1 week ago with 170 notes

shantellmartin:

Studio visit with UO. photos by Marisa Chavetz. Check out interview HERE.

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

@1 week ago with 5835 notes

"Turn me inside out , make my heart speak, need no one else, you’re all I need." 

(Source: legacyofaaliyah, via legacyofaaliyah)

@1 week ago with 429 notes

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Never dodge a beating from African parents SamTakesOff

Lol

@1 week ago with 105 notes