Danny Bailey

YARDIE

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 

 

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