Tayja Jones speaks out after receiving countless negative comments for race, weight
Seventeen-year-old Tyja Jones was excited to share her prom photos on social media, with a caption about her positive prom experience, saying she was happy and had fun. But the teen was not ready for the negative attention her post would receive, as the pictures went viral and comments began about her weight, race, and overall appearance.
This article from blackdoctor.org explains her reaction, and how she fought back against the negativity to hope to portray a more positive image of herself and inspire other young teens.
The author argues that the comments section has never been a safe space online for females of color, and says this is just another case of senseless racist comments against an innocent young girl.