I’ve made a decision not to release HUI until this month (Dec), so I must apologize for the delay.
I just think I need to do more, or basically push myself to do better with this important story line. Yes, at it’s core HUI is a romance. But there are other pressing issues that I must balance in addition to telling this tale of a black ballerina. To that end, I don’t know how I missed this article and the beautiful, inspiring cover:
Beyond Role Models Straight talk from Ashley Murphy, Ebony Williams and Misty Copeland
Published in the June/July 2014 Pointe Magazine
Link to the full article: http://www.pointemagazine.com/issues/junejuly-2014/beyond-role-models
Take a good look at their pointe shoes, because hues that are closer to the skin tone of a dancer of color are just one change ushered in by diverse students and performers in the world of ballet. I have a scene on the process of re-coloring a ballet shoe in the book.