Prom is something girls spend time planning way in advance…some plan months some plan a year prior! Prom is that important to a young a girl in high school, especially the dress.
Deciding on what dress to wear to prom is like making the decision of buying a car. You want to make sure it’s gorgeous, one a kind, makes a statement, everyone will break their necks looking at it, everyone will be talking about it and more importantly you look great in it.
18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre, who attended her high school prom at the Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts in East Orange, New Jersey did just that by wearing a one of a kind prom dress which she sketched and designed by herself. The dress made it’s way all over social media with girls raving about the gorgeous Afro-centric gown.
Kyemah’s purpose of wearing the dress to prom wasn’t to just show off her dope fashion designing skills, but it was a message to all the past bullies in her life who made fun of her and roots.
This is why she’s our Lady Of The Day:
“I’m Kyemah McEntyre, I am 18 years old and I am undoubtedly of African Descent. As an artist I have a completely different point of view compared to most individuals. I am extremely analytical and observant. Throughout the world, we have people who do not notice each others essence and humanity. We Stunt our collective spiritual growth by allowing assumptions and stereotypes to cloud our mind and thus our physical reality. We let these negative ideas get the best of us, and in turn a world of isolation is manifested by our lack of sensitivity and desire to sympathize with each other. This results in a world in which people live within the confines of their own space, isolated from each other and separated from the rest of the world.Sometimes we get trapped in our own prejudice ways. We don’t notice how the idea of a particular type of person changes the way we live our lives. The most creative people are the ones who step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of the world around them. My abilities as an artist allows me to experience the benefits that versatility fosters. Being exposed to all kinds of people and cultures is the muse for my artwork. I am an aspiring artist who is very passionate about the connection between art and the world. I believe that in order for society to gain a wider horizon, we have to be willing to acknowledge other people from differences, beliefs, morals, and values. I would like to take this moment to say that you have to understand who you are because if you leave that space open, you leave your identity in the hands of society. Don’t let anyone define you. Beautiful things happen when you take pride in yourself. #blackgirlsrock #kyebreaktheinternet“
By the she also won Prom Queen!
Applause to this young lady for staying true to herself and throwing the middle finger up to those who bullied her! A true Lady Of The Day!