Michaela DePrince
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
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Its April 22nd and I’ve learned a life leason: The best way to fall asleep is to be wrapped in a lover’s arms. The next best way is to wrapped in their smell and clothes.


Only you can make revenge look beautiful
- Nolan Ross to Emily, during her wedding. (via xcoralsunset)

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A wild slushie in its native habitat.
The flavored ice occurs naturally off the coast of Greenland. A common slushie will fill about 50,000 cups once butchered and distributed to slushie machines.
Slushies are in no danger of going extinct, but there is a question of cruelty as the common procedure to capture the slushie involves a harpoon, two tasers and a drill sergeant who shouts insults to distract the beast..




English National Ballet, Zdenek Konvalina, Anais Chalendard and Begona Cao in Balanchine’s “Apollo” | Photo: Helen Maybanks

he looks like he just punched them both under the chins when they were diving at him. so dragonball over here

Ballet is so raw


Romwe & Choies