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Misty Copeland is Everything

This is a post about an ad, which is something we almost never do, but this ad is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Unless you regularly hang out with world class ballerinas. If you do, please invite me to your parties. I’ll bring chips!

Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theater/complete badass, made this ad for Under Armor (I blinked at the name, too) and it’s fantastic.

h/t Jezebel

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

2 replies on “Misty Copeland is Everything”

I just watched this (a friend put it on her feed). Not usually one for HuffPo click bait, but I nearly cried. So many times in burlesque, an art form generally more body-positive and diverse than ballet, I’ve questioned whether my body type is acceptable. Copeland, and this ad, are truly inspiring.

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