For high schoolers around the country, prom season is filled with date proposals, limo reservations, hair appointments and dress shopping. Prom night is a chance for men and women to get dressed up in their most sophisticated outfit and dance the night away.
However, as the socially relevant topics of the country make their way into pop culture, more teens are using prom as a way to make a statement.
17-year-old Milan Morris decided to use her special night to pay tribute to many of the victims of police brutality and racist killings.
"It was powerful. It was art. It was surreal. It spoke volumes," Torrence told Essence. "It was powerful and a movement and I knew people would respond to it."
(Photo: Mimi Morris via Instagram)