In Center Ring presents the indomitable Shenea “Stiletto” Booth, triumphant in and out of the circus ring.

In this second of a two part series, Shenea bares her soul opening up about contending with racism in the circus industry, particularly during her tenure as the first Black woman to play the coveted role of “the Promise,” in Cirque du Soleil’s Verakai. Ms. Booth also shares the tragic ordeal of sexual abuse she endured at the hands of her former American acrobatics gymnastic coach, David Reiakvam.