Misty Copeland’s Mother Tells Her Story: “All I Ever Wanted To Be Was A Good Mother!”

Misty Copeland – her rise is undeniable.

From her humble beginnings growing up to becoming the New York Ballet Theatre’s second Black Soloist, her meteoric rise is nothing short of phenomenal.

Of course there would be the barriers of race there that she had to successfully overcome through hard work and discipline.

But just as her natural God given talents and abilities have been exalted regardless of her race – sheer skill always stands head and shoulders above the rest – the not too pretty details of her childhood have been put out for the world to taste in a bittersweet fashion.

It has been said that everyone has their side of an experience to share, and in this case truer words couldn’t have been spoken better.

While Misty Copeland has an absolute right to share her experiences growing up to shed herself from the pain of what she went through, allow us to see both sides of the same coin from a different perspective in allowing the words of Misty Copeland’s Mother to be added to the blend of what many will potential amplify into falsehood.

Through personal experience and observation, the powers that be in the mainstream media and entertainment industry seem to thrive on showcasing the negative aspects of ones life which can be destructive to all involved in the long run as opposed to reporting a fair and balanced portrait of what has really transpired long before the stagelights glared and makeup was applied.

Misty Copeland’s new memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, paints her Mother – Sylvia DelaCerna – as an irresponsible character over and above any mistakes in her judgment that she admits she is guilty of.

In this episode of The LanceScurv Show Misty’s Mother, Sylvia DelaCerna, details her story which adds a very interesting twist to the very same story that is shared by Misty that fills in the gaps that the upcoming Hollywood screen biopic seeks to exploit.

There is always a reason for everything that has happened in our lives and as a child it’s difficult to embrace the full picture no matter how much we can recall as fact.

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Johanna Lorenzo
Johanna Lorenzo
July 8, 2015 11:43 AM

+LanceScurv If I may I add my opinion as someone who has read the book
cover to cover, I do not think Sylvia DeLaCerna was portrayed badly in
Misty Copeland’s book. In her prologue – Misty said, ‘I love my mommy, but
I never understood her’ (paraphrase) which tells it all, she goes on to say
that her mother was very young when she had her children, she had an
unhappy life, was adopted and her adoptive parents passed early and had
poor coping skills through no fault of her own. However, it doesn’t totally
excuse her from the appalling choices she’s made over and over again and
accept that your best at times just wasn’t good enough. I am a mother
myself, so I know that’s tough to admit. And Misty as a child has every
right to feel aggrieved and overlooked whether it could be helped or not.
Sylvia DeLaCerna came across as sympathetic to me not as a villain but as
human and flawed. Perhaps she shouldn’t judge herself so harshly. Despite
it all, all of her children have made successes of their lives. What more
could a mother ask for?

July 2, 2015 12:00 PM

I just want to say that I can understand where both Misty and her mom r
coming from. For so long I was mad @ my Mom 4 things that happened 2 me as
a child, not taking into account that my Mom was sooooooooooooooooo young
when she had me & my brother & sister. She was only 14yrs old when she had
me, her 1st, so quite naturally she made mistakes as we all do. It took a
long time for me to come to grips with this truth, that we all make
mistakes. I will never love anyone else as much as I love my Mother who
passed on. I hope that Misty and her mom can come back 2gether.

muneebah an Abdlah
muneebah an Abdlah
April 22, 2015 12:02 PM

LanceScurv, thank you for being so understanding, supportive and normalizing to this beautifully honest woman. Her struggles remind me of my struggles trying to raise my children with limited resources. I feel her pain of trying to do the best she could with the tools she had. Personally, I’m determined to free myself from the guilt I have been holding for years. I will take the advise you gave Sylvia and apply it in my life.

Tarver Inc
Tarver Inc
April 22, 2015 1:07 AM

I love your guest and shows Sir, you and your guest up Inspire my IQ and Spirit.

Dr. Ramona Brockett
Dr. Ramona Brockett
April 21, 2015 9:37 PM

This is BRILLIANT Lance, and a testament to your ability to reach the highest heights. Fantastic interview!!!!

April 21, 2015 10:20 AM

+Jack Gully – I was just blessed that she reached out to me for this one, it was totally unexpected but then again I’m always ready for anything…..

Jack Gully
Jack Gully
April 20, 2015 6:13 PM

1:54:58 – that’s them Edomites for ya. When they are done with you, they destroy you just like Bill Cosby

Jack Gully
Jack Gully
April 20, 2015 5:55 PM

Powerful interview

Jack Gully
Jack Gully
April 20, 2015 4:20 PM

Dang Lance, how did you pull this one? Misty Copeland’s MOM? You’re The Man

April 20, 2015 11:15 AM
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