Don’t ever think you aren’t good enough, For God has set you apart.
Don’t let the world etch its expectations on your soul, for you were wonderfully created.
Don’t fall into the trap of ignoring your God given beauty, for there is no fault in you.
We were born sinners, transformed into saints by the cleansing blood of Jesus.
You are appointed, anointed and adored.
Jean-Léon Destiné (March 26, 1918 – January 22, 2013)
Haitian-born American dancer and choreographer. He was born in Saint-Marc and moved to the United States with the dance company of Lina Mathon-Blanchet in the early 1940s. He later studied at Howard University. His work, becoming well known in the 1940s, often addressed Haiti’s history of resisting colonialism and slavery. He also danced with Katherine Dunham’s company and founded a national dance company in Haiti in the late 1940s. Destiné is known as the father of Haitian professional dance. (Wikipedia)
Portrait of dancer and choreographer Jean-Leon Destine. Printed on front: “Louis Melancon.”
Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
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