Growing up Yardie culture, bashment & Dancehall music was a vehicle for exploring my heritage, my black identity and creativity. But in a post-colonial Caribbean society the residue of homophobia lingered in the lyrics that I wined and butterflied to. This series is an exploration of black Caribbean queerness using the rhetoric that condemns it, redefining YARDIE and aligning queer identities with its pre-colonial place within society.
Photography & Styling by Danny Bailey @itsdannybwoi
Model: Jaime Tait @damusemusic