“I’ve felt the uneasy tension that non-diverse environments can provide,” says Kayla Taylor, a young black, white and Hispanic ballerina. Kayla, raised in the ultra-diverse Baha’i community, becomes aware of something the ballet world doesn’t like to shine a light on: that there isn’t much diversity there. “We must understand that we are one human family,” she says, “so look around the room. If there is an uneven ration in any category, ask yourself why. Then ask yourself how you can change it.”

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  • Debra Current
    Feb 19, 2017
    Love these!
  • Feb 16, 2017
    Love the video additions!! Where are these videos shot and how do you select speakers? Very inspiring! I'd love to learn more.