Happy International Women’s Day to all the Women out there. To those who toil endlessly to ensure their communities and societies are at peace. To those who bear the brunt of wars and political crises they have no part in but still feel compelled to make a difference. It is my prayer that these women will also find peace in their lifetime.
En Pointe: A Celebration of Young Black Women in Classical Ballet
"Classical ballet celebrates pale princesses and fair swans. It’s a world where dancers cake their limbs in white powder, and where performers with darker skin don’t always feel welcome," wrote two British journalists in the Guardian. But that inconvenient truth has not stopped Afro-Diasporan women from making strides in one of the world’s most exclusionary…
Because there is nothing more glorious than seeing a ballerina thrust upon the stage. Because colored girls do ballet! Because the body in all its movement variety is so powerful.
“Assimilation is the new slavery”
— Jackie Moscou, Artistic Director of the Langston Hughes Institute
Because Grace Jones has always been dark, beautiful and proud. Because she is of legend-a icon. Because she says so much without ever having to speak aloud.
[ via Resurrection Vintage]