It’s prom season! And as one Florida teen showed, great style can also have a great message.
Seventeen-year-old Milan Morris’ prom dress is gorgeous. But her outfit is getting particular attention because of the Black Lives Matter message it is conveying.
From Trayvon Martin to Mike Brown, her dress is made up of black and white images of the lives we have lost in recent years to police brutality.
She shared a photo of the dress on Instagram. And from her caption, she is utterly unapologetic for it! YES!
“Yes I'm black. Yes I'm 17. Yes GOD is using me to convey a message that's bigger than me,” she captioned a photo of the dress.
The Palm Beach senior is also a basketball star at Cardinal Newman High School, having been recently recognized as an “all-area player” by the Palm Beach Post. She will be taking her talents to Boston College this fall.
Beauty, brains and woke! We’ll take it
What do you think of Milan’s dress?
This article was originally published on ESSENCE.com
Teen’s Prom Dress Honoring Black Lives Lost To Police Brutality Goes Viral
Shenequa Golding,Vibe Sun, Apr 23 3:04 AM PDT
By Shenequa Golding
Prom season is in full swing and the kids are showing up and showing out for their last hurrah before they begin their new lives on college campuses across the nation. However 17-year-old Milan Bolden-Morris is making headlines for her politically charged prom dress.
The Cardinal-Newman High School senior has gone viral for wearing a custom prom dress that features the faces of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice and other unarmed black men and women who lost their lives to police brutality. Bolden posted a picture of her gown on Instagram and it didn’t take long for the Internet to catch on.
“Yes I’m black. Yes I’m 17. Yes God is using me to convey a message that’s bigger than me,” Bolden-Morris captioned. At the time of this post, the teen who has also been named Palm Beach Post’s Small Schools Girls Basketball Player of the Year, has earned nearly 12,000 likes because of her dress.
User @Fuquanhighsmith applauded Bolden-Morris commenting “That’s wassup. You just set a platform. Good job young black sister.” While @avisowavy was floored by the creativity of her gown. “Man, words can’t describe how much I love you for this dress. Mad creative, different and just dope.”
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