Misty Copeland’s Advice for Young Artists
Misty Copeland shares her thoughts on the power of being an individual. Being an artist is to put your authentic self out into the world, she says. Misty Copeland shares her advice for young people about finding and expressing the fullness of their identity in their chosen artform and their lives
It's so powerful to be an individual
and it's so important to know who you are
and to embrace that.
It's really difficult, in this day and age,
with social media and a lot of
what we see on our phones and on our television
that it's not often celebrating
I know a lot of young kids often they want to fit in.
They want to look like the person next to them.
Something that's so amazing about the arts, is that,
no matter how hard you try to be like someone else,
you're so vulnerable and naked when you're on stage
and when you're in front of people.
People are going to see who you are
and I think that's a powerful thing.
So, I just, you know, not to compare yourself
to other people,
to believe in yourself,
to use the resources around you,
and to allow yourself to be open enough
to receive guidance.