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The original Black Pearl

When I was very young I watched a film that transformed my life. It was called Gipsy. I saw that film and I thought that’s what I want to be when I grew up. Now I know what your thinking Gipsy was about a stripper 😲 yes she was!!! but she wasn’t just any old stripper she was the best stripper because she just suggested stripping, you never ever saw anything. It was how she preformed that was so unique and entertaining. That’s what I fell in love with. Just like the original Black Pearl Josephine Baker.

Josephine Baker was know as one of the first black head line act dancing in Paris. She had a unique style that made her stand out. She would cross her eyes and pull funny faces and then there was the dance that made her,

the famous Banana dance. She also was a jazz singer, actor, civil rights activist and spy. She adopted many children from different origins know as her rainbow tribe. She truly was something else she’s my idol.


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