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. #AllLivesMatter?? #BlackLivesMatter #MoveWithPurpose @oprah @steveharvey.tv @beyonce @chrisbrownofficial @badgalriri @tylerperry @kolyon @terrencetorrence @champagnepapi @liltunechi @bigsean @richforever @colinsmith23 @aliciakeys @kendricklamar @realcoleworld @kingjames
“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.”