I'M MISTY COPELAND AND I'M PUTTING MY WHOLE SELF OUT THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME There were many times when I thought it was too hard being the only African American in American Ballet Theatre's company for a decade.

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GT and Jezebel posts on Misty Copeland, in descending chronological order:

Groupthink

Did anyone get a chance to read Misty Copeland's book? by PortraitOfMmeX

Facebook and randomness by bayarea 'si se puede' chick

ATTN: Misty Copeland fans! by imaginaryfriend

Anyone want to read Misty Copeland's memoir with me? by PortraitOfMmeX

Misty Copeland appreciation by imaginaryfriend

Jezebel

Leg Envy Alert: Ballerina Misty Copeland's Fierce New Under Armour Ads by Hillary Crosley

Meet Misty Copeland, Kickass Black Ballerina by Erin Gloria Ryan