Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta
In some homes, Prom is a family affair. Families attend a reception together known as “pre-prom” before the teen celebrants depart for the event space to have their one, their only, prom night.
Mia is my hero. She’s endured things that many adults don’t understand. She’s a survivor. She is also a high school senior in NYC, and she has an idea about what Prom means to her.
As Mia so eloquently states: “Prom isn’t the fairy tale I was expecting. But it was a fairytale not like the ones from the movies but my own one, with a perfect date and my best friends. So it was perfect. “
To quote Mia’s sister, Ariana: “She was the most beautiful girl in all of NYC.”
And with this my heart completely melts.