Today I’m over at Deeper Story sharing why I’m taking my mixed daughter to see KeKe Palmer as the first African American Cinderella.
My hope when we go to see Keke Palmer as Cinderella that in some way, she’ll see for herself that dreams do come true for the black heroine and not just because she’s earned it. My hope when we sit in the audience and see the first Black Cinderella on Broadway that she’ll see with her very own eyes that magic glistens just as stunningly on brown skin as it does white.
It starts with giving our girls a princess who looks just like them; It starts with giving them a subversive, counter-story, like a Black Cinderella and her black fairy Godmother on the greatest stage their has ever been.
Seeking Shalom From the Single Story,