To mark World Poetry Day yesterday, Browns partnered up with spoken word poet and trans visibility activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal for a short film entitled Somewhere, We Dance Forever. Commissioned and directed by Emily McDonald, the project is based upon Jamal’s poems S is for skin (2019) and G is for grip (2019) and sees him wearing new S/S 20 pieces available at Browns, including Dior and Jil Sander.
Combining movement and verse, Jamal explores his personal experience of finding freedom and liberation in the genderless spaces of dance and poetry, specifically in relation to queer identity.
‘It takes so long to come home to your body for some of us. The moments of euphoric, uncensored and joyous liberation are parts of our narrative that are rarely displayed. The emancipation of forgetting or intentionally resisting anatomical conventions and oppressive conditions aid us in finding ways to celebrate our bodies’, Jamal explains.