“Copeland was raised by a single mother in San Pedro, California, and had a chaotic upbringing that included a court battle for her own legal emancipation. She started dancing at a Boys and Girls Club when she was 13, and never looked back as she embarked on her tough climb through the ranks of the mostly white ballet world. “It’s weird for minorities,” she says, “even just to buy tickets to the ballet. We feel like it’s not a part of our lives and we’re not a part of that world.”- Via NYmag
For my brown girls everywhere, and for Women’s History Month.