Keiynan Lonsdale’s Vogue Photos Will Water Your Plants & Nourish Your Harvest
Former The Flash alumnus Keiynan Lonsdale has been serving Magical Boy looks ever since he started his amazing pivot into art and music. As someone who has been following him since The Flash, I’ve just enjoyed watching him flourish into his own rainbow human self, and these newest pictures he shared on Instagram from his Vogue photoshoot are truly incredible.
The images are going to be part of Andrew Bolton’s, spring exhibition, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” around Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay ,“Notes on ‘Camp,'” which will be at the Met from May 9 through September 8.
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🎀🎀🎀 Thank you @voguemagazine for including me in your 2019 May Issue. I can’t even believe this happened. Thank you with all of my heart 😭💖🏳️🌈 x || · Photographer @ethanjamesgreen · Stylist @phyllis_posnick · Entertainment Director @sergiokletnoy · Makeup @hannah_murray1 · Hair @orlandopita · Set Design @frau.juliawagner
Young men, and especially men of color and Black men, have been raised to believe that there is only one “right” way to be a man, and even within the LGBTQ+ community, gender norms and gender convention are still discussed in ways that can be more limiting than you’d think. It thrills me so much to see this young mixed-race Black man embrace himself fully and be told he matters by society.
It’s hard, and no matter how much progress we make, let’s not forget that the process is continuous, and we can’t stop until all of us are free to be the healthiest, fullest, non-harmful versions of ourselves.
There are so many things in the world that are sad and isolating and can make us feel down, so when you see people you admire and respect win, it matters. Keiynan Lonsdale being in Vogue and being styled in a way that makes him look beautiful and fully embraces him as a person makes me feel good, and I hope it’ll serve as a reminder for other queer, non-binary, or gender non-conforming men out there that this part of you is valuable to the world and to yourself.
Also, Keiynan Lonsdale, thanks for just being so damn cool, and I hope that we get to see you in more film/television projects soon, because I’ve heard The Eternals is looking for a queer male lead to play the main character, and I’m just saying Keiynan Lonsdale’s skin already makes me think he is a superior celestial being.
(via Vogue, image: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
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