Afrocentric Prom Dress Praises Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, and Lauryn Hill

Aishamanne Williams wore a one of kind
gown to prom that praised those who inspire her to be who she is: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Angela Davis.

The 17-year-old high school senior collaborated with her friend’s mother, Donna Weekes, and schoolmate, Nyiesha Mallett, to create her vision. The white gown with illustrations of Hill, Badu, and Davis won Williams, “Best Dressed” at prom. Williams told Teen Vogue, “Honoring inspirational, radical, unapologetically honest black women was important to me.”

Prom is a major part of senior year in high school, the pictures last forever, and there isn’t a better moment to celebrate who you’ve became and salute those that you look up too — which is exactly what Williams did. And her ability to do so in a creative way is inspiring.

Williams is definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to the views of a traditional prom dress. This also guarantees that no one else will show up to the dance with the same dress. 

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