This week among all the political yuck going on out there in the world, there was some truly inspirational news. Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to chosen as a principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. She was also recently named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. That makes her a valiant heroine in my book. Not to mention the fact that ballerinas have to be incredibly strong, tough, and fearless--don't let the fluffy tutus fool you.
Check out this video which highlights the type of adversity Misty overcame as well as her amazing dance ability.