After going viral and being harshly criticized and ridiculed for the choice of their dance costumes…The 2017-2018 Miami Northwestern HS Golden Girls have taken a stand for their coach, Traci Young-Byron against the recent criticism of their performance outfits.
For the 2017-2018 season, Traci nicknamed the team “The TENacious Ten“. To be Tenacious is tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely. On October 20, the girls collectively chosen to sit out on one of the biggest games of their dance season to protest against the online hate.
On October 12, the MNW GGirls style for the next performance was inspired by an avant-garde Barbie Doll and the judgement continued.
Finally on October 20, the girls had enough and decided not to perform as a protest. At the game, they carried signs that read “Sitting 2 Take A Stand”, “Leave Our Teacher Alone”, and “We are more than a costume”. It forced the fans to miss out on what could have been next greatest performance plus the costumes.
Traci took to her Instagram expressing her gratitude and thanks towards her team standing up to the online hate being received.
Here are small profiles shared by Traci of the 2017-2018 MNW GGirls Tenacious Ten
While the girls academic achievements have been displayed on social media, it did not get as many shares as the online videos of their costumes and performance. PrettyBrownDancers.com congratulates The Tenacious Ten who decided to show the world why they are SCHOLARS NOT STRIPPERS!