I’ve followed her for many years now and was almost brought to tears when I heard the news of her becoming a principle dancer for ABT.
She is not only drop dead gorgeous but the most sensitive and well spoken role model we have for young girls today. Her life story is so compelling and makes me strive to make my life better. Cheesy as it sounds, this woman has inspired the hell out of me.
I cannot wait to see what else is in store for her in the future.
Stories are powerful. They help us explain our names, why our favorite food is papaya, and describe the day we decided we hate flying. These verbal vehicles are the way we show the world how we are unique and irreplaceable, as well as the parts of us that are undeniably human and universally relatable.
In many African countries and Diasporan communities, stories serve as teaching tools; a way to share a community’s moral code, belief system, and pecking order. Some modern storytellers have adopted western formats to share a decidedly ‘African’ identity, while others hold staunch to traditional modes of storytelling.