I don’t think every African-American or Latino have the same body type, but, yes, that’s been one of the excuses … saying that African-Americans are too muscular or just aren’t lean enough. Usually they say, “Oh, they have flat feet so they just don’t have the flexibility that it takes to create the line in a point shoe.” …
[People] hear those words from critics — I’m “too bulky,” I’m “too busty” — and then they meet me in person and they say, “You look like a ballerina, I don’t understand.” And I think it’s just something maybe I will never escape from: those people who are narrow-minded. But my mission, my voice, my story, my message is not for them. I think it’s more important to think of the people I am influencing and helping to see a broader picture of what beauty is.
My friend is drunk for the first time and she decided to call me and it was the funniest thing of my life