'Because I'm brown, I should not wear pink tights'

To mark the start of Black History Month, Michaela DePrince talks about discovering her passion for ballet as a war orphan in Sierra Leone after she saw a ballet dancer on the front of a magazine.

This gave her hope for a better life and after being adopted by American parents, her dream was made a reality. She is fighting for change so that more young black women are inspired to follow in her footsteps.

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