Malia Sams, 7, second- grader
Interviewed by her mom, Taylor Baldwin, and Black History Untold
I look up to my mommy.
She's pretty and we have fun together. I want to be like her when I grow up. I want to take photos. My mommy takes pictures of a lot of people. They're all girls. They're all pretty. They're all Black girls. Taking pictures are fun because you get to travel around the world and she makes them look pretty. Sometimes I go with her to New York and I get to watch her work.
My mommy is the only [black girl] photographer, I know. I want to be a photographer and take pictures of famous people, like Beyonce. She's really pretty, too and I like all her songs.
I [also] really like Princess Tiana. She's my favorite because she looks like me. I like her dress and that she opened a restaurant. If I opened a restaurant it would be a coffee shop.
I don't know, I just like being a Black girl.