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Bailarina lleva magia del ballet a √°reas empobrecidas de EEUU para derribar estereotipos e inspirar
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Aesha Ash es una ex bailarina profesional de ballet estadounidense que pas√≥ por algunos de los m√°s selectos escenarios durante los a√Īos que estuvo activa en esta pr√°ctica.

El New York City Ballet, el Bejart de Suiza y el Alonzo King’s Lines de San Francisco son solo tres de los recintos de los cuales form√≥ parte.

Pero los inicios de Ash en Rochester (Nueva York) fueron muy diferentes al glamour de estos lugares, donde la artista que est√° retirada desde 2008 vio c√≥mo la figura de la mujer, en fotograf√≠as de revistas y en la publicidad; enviaban mensajes err√≥neos, especialmente para las ni√Īas afro descendientes como ella.

Por ello fundó The Swan Dreams Project, una organización sin fines de lucro que busca usar imágenes para derribar estereotipos e inspirar tanto a las mujeres de color como a aquellas comunidades desfavorecidas.

“A trav√©s del uso de las fotograf√≠as y mi carrera como bailarina de ballet, quiero ayudar a cambiar la imagen caricaturizada, objetivizada y demoralizada de las mujeres afro estadounidenses mostr√°ndole al mundo que la belleza no es de ninguna raza o grupo socio econ√≥mico en particular”, dijo Ash.

“Exponiendo el ballet a m√°s comunidades afro estadounidenses, tambi√©n espero promover una mayor participaci√≥n y aumentar el patrocinio para esta hermosa forma de arte”, a√Īadi√≥.

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This February The Swan Dreams Project will host Black History month for elementary school children! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When I found out that my children‚Äôs school was not recognizing Black History Month, and that most of the classrooms didn‚Äôt even mention it, I just knew I had to do something! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Having been invited to speak at another suburban school, who had speakers and events throughout the entire month, I was saddened to learn that our school did absolutely nothing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thanks to your generous support of the project, I will be able to invite speakers and gift each classroom with a special item to share with their classrooms. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Like the ballerinas that have been breaking the mold for decades and only recently getting attention, many other men and women of color are in fields where they are leaving their mark and making great contributions. . ūüĆłI will fill you all in on more as the time approaches. . ūüôŹūüŹĺThank you all for helping me to make this possible! . . . . . . . #blackhistorymonth #blackballerina #knowyourhistory #representationmatters #diversitymatters #eachoneteachone #theswandreamsproject #aeshaash #kidsmatter

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Preparing to talk next week with a young student I‚Äôve worked with who I am told is struggling with feeling out of place in dance class. . I thought I would share my journey and these photos with her to let her know that being the only girl of color during my career wasn‚Äôt always easy. There was a lot of struggle behind the achievements and awards. . There weren‚Äôt all the wonderful organizations that exist today to lift up people of color in the ballet world. I often struggled, and sometimes in silence. Just burying my head and doing the work‚Ķwork I wanted to succeed in, not for myself, but for all of my community. . I pray I am able to inspire her to lift up her head and let that unique and beautiful light shine!‚ú®ūüíú‚ú® . . ūüď∑ @raymondmeeks @richgunz11 Good News Photography, Paul Kolnik and Thaler Photography . . . . . #inspireothers #liftupothers #kidsarethefuture #diversitymatters #kindnessmatters #believeinyourself #havefaith #youareworthit #youaremorethanenough #blackballerina #representationmatters #artsaveslives #aeshaash #theswandreamsproject

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