Season 2 in review Pt 2
Season 2 in review PT 1
My BEAUTIFUL VIVACIOUS Family. Season 2 Finale tonight. Excited about the amazing possibilities that are presented with the culmination of this SEASON. 🖤🔥
Hey Syracuse. I’m here for the #WorldPremiere of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN. And wanted to vibe with y’all whilst here. Tomorrow is the #SeasonFINALE of @poseonfx. Building community is something that I am incredibly passionate about so come out to #RainLounge and watch this incredible brilliant entertaining shady ass show!!! It’s given me a lot and I want to close out this season with a BANG!!! Love y’all. Doors open at 9P show at 10P. Let’s go. Share this image and come out. #rainloungesyracuse #rainlounge
You found out last week don’t put baby in a corner, lest you never forget...ever. New episode tonight! Ya heard 10P / Tuesday
it’s all love off screen. just so y’all clear.
I have been incredibly moved by the work of #ToniMorrison most recently in my life. Picking up the Source of Self Regard felt touched by God, to finally do the work to heal myself to then thus truly heal my people. Ms Morrison, my Forever BISON, you have done the work warrior. I hope to, one day, leave my mark substantially in this world. And to incredibly shift the paradigm the way you have because the work was to be brought back to the people because it was created by the people. I am hurt but also inspired because you have ran your race, provided you legacy, and left us with a copious thread of truth, life, and expansiveness. Rest well, Queen.
Don’t ever put baby in a corner, also @bandrybarry that @alvinailey biopic doh? Watch episode 8 // Thank you @poseonfx ‘Revelations’ is by far one of my favorites. Thanks for allowing me to bear witness to such an incredible and historic moment in TV History. Only up from here, keep watching. @svcanals @tinman_5678 🖤🖤 Leave thoughts below. #PoseFX
legacy. We speak your name #Queen Toni Morrison. Seen here in @howard1867 Howard Players 1953 production of Richard III. We are hurting today FOREVER Bison. We speak your name. 💙❤️ rest well
because within me lies two spirits. this is not a drill. 🚨 🚨 🚨
im growing. im growing. im growing. im making mistakes. im growing. im learning. im growing. im setting boundaries. im growing. im loving. im growing. im remaining me. soft open. passionate. moody. observant.
how excited I am for y’all to see the rest of POSE season 2. For necks. // that’s all @poseonfx
yeah. for sure. see you soon - thank you God. 😊
alexa play rise x @saintrecords // a concept. no filter, just glow p. 3 #goodmorning 🧠
It’ll catch up with you, they said. But I’m still m’f’n fly!!!! But hell nah ’#faceapp
A team. A glorious and passionate team. @tinamabry & @tinman_5678 I will forever be so thankful for both of you for seeing and believing in me - and pushing me out of my own way. Every young artist should have those folk who care enough to see them shine brighter than ever before. @dyllonburnside my darling Ricky, no words for how you make me feel & how inspired I was to see you come over to the grueling hours of rehearsal and performance, you shine so bright & I love you. & to @saulscoco, my new sister. Here we go. So happy we have crossed paths and keep supporting one another, you are so gracious and the epitome of a consummate professional with that beaming smile. And to @poseonfx @mrrpmurphy @svcanals @janetmock @tanasepopa @bradfalchuk @ninajacobson just thank you for this and so so much more. thank you.
Kind of surreal to be on an #EMMYNOMINATED TV SHOW!!! Still beaming from that and also jet lag. Had such a great time speaking with @am2dm on POSE, activism, and Sadé. The episode “What Would Candy Do?” premiered last night, what are your thoughts?
men, child. that’s the caption. #pride
As a #StonewallAmbassador I support the incredible strides we have made to the progression of #LGBTQ Liberation. The incredible passion, fight, and action of our ancestors, elders, foot soldiers, & warriors has inspired us to keep going when this journey to TRUE FREEDOM gets muddy and terrible. Lest this reminder on the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots to answer the call: infuse your passion, anger, and uniqueness into action. Just as folk like Marsha P Johnson, we have the power of change. We are made of starlight & soul, baby. Here’s to PRIDE: a celebration of authenticity, activism, Magic, & progress. #STONEWALLDAY #worldpride #lgbtq
And for the record, I am forever #TeamPapi. What’s the 411 folks? Y’all watched Episode 3 what’s y’all thoughts? How y’all feeling #DAMON after the craziness that took place last episode? Give me your thoughts babies!!! #posefx
Last day for #Emmys voting!!! #FYC for POSE & Ryan Jamaal Swain for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Thank you for your support thus far. I appreciate you all in excess! Peace and blessings.
Hey everybody how y’all doing? my take on yeehaw chic. happy summer saturday | love y’all forreal.
#tbt to an inspirational and truly cathartic experience last week. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Ailey Spirit Gala: celebrating 50 years of brilliance at the @theaileyschoolofficial. Not only has @poseonfx granted me the opportunity to be apart of a project incredibly gratifying in my walk as an artist and activist; but, it has also granted me the opportunity to be called “family” by one of my core inspirations as a DANCER: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. •• #POSEFX fun fact: the modern choreographer for all things modern dance with Damon is Tracy Inman, who also happens to be the co- director of The Ailey School. // •• I’ve looked to this company, this legacy, as a means to endure, to remind myself of my “why” and it came right on time. It is so humbling to be apart of this @alvinailey tribe. // •• And if that wasn’t enough, to be able to see my friends’ @darrellmoultrie & @troy_powell_ work which illuminated those necessary steps for any young person or artist, for those who might have been in the audience still in search of their truth. So again I cannot thank @mrrpmurphy @svcanals @bradfalchuk enough for writing Damon to be that aspiring dancer that Ryan was so long ago, and to Damon for giving me the gift of redemption. And to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for giving me a HOME. #AlvinAiley #AileySpiritGala #TheAileySchool50years
“We have but little time, we must slow down” - Unknown • Peace, I believe is cultivated in the same place home is found - in you. I have had the brilliant opportunity to take a moment to truly start cultivating my peace, my home, my sanctuary with the help of @converse & @manual_nyc documenting it on the way. How as a community can we be more in the pursuit of peace? Comment below. #ConversePartner #peace #ConverseSeekPeace, @DTLRVILLA #ad
#SuperSOULSUNDAY it’s more than a hashtag. it has been severely saddening to see the lack of support, global warfare and a deliberate blind eye to the crisis in Sudan. I also feel that there is space for a reckoning. A seizing of the day to understand how we have been so conditioned to be numb to the shortcomings of our GLOBAL brethren. We must stand up and be there for them #iamsudanrevolution
ORIGIN of the name: RYAN Gaelic Irish: Kingly • ORIGIN of the name: JAMAAL Arabic Saint or Beautiful Man • ORIGIN of the NAME: SWAIN late English 1) a young lover or suitor 2) a country youth • Bring up a child to find power in their voice. Their spirit. Their beings. Shots taken by @dpshutter at a sitting during @colorofchange’s MLK NOW 2019 @ Riverside Church.
#fullcirclemoment SUPERHEROES, GODS AND GODDESSES. MY FRESHMAN ROOMATE at Howard University designed and made this. Support & friendship goes a long way. I love you @ivormerlyknownas. If you haven’t watched these beauties on YOUR television screens yet you should do yourself a favor and watch the most necessary television show right now in the whole world. Peace and blessings world. And may we all stand a little taller, be a little better, and do the necessary work to make this world a beautiful one. • Room 210 4eva. • @howard1867 @poseonfx @fxnetworks #pride #ryanjamaalswain #posefx #art #creation #graphicdesign
“Just knowing that Pose exists in this climate, in this time period, in this Trump Era…,” he says. “I’m from Alabama, and I’ve never seen Alabama so much in the news before this abortion ban. I was kind of freaked out when I got all of these notifications. Like, Why is Alabama in the New York Times? Why is it here? Why is it there? Then I saw, and I was mortified. Because now we have people trying to shut down women’s bodies, shut down trans military soldiers. We have these things that are trying to separate us in our social caste system that has been implemented in this country for so long. What Pose does so beautifully is it allows people to create and to live in the presence of fear,” he continues, “having the courage to create, having the courage to say and be who they are and truly choose their happiness and their truth over their safety, which is an unfortunate thing to have to think about, especially in 2019, right? Like, you don’t want to ever have to think that you are not safe or your body is not safe in America, yet that’s what we have to deal with.” - Ryan Jamaal Swain, WMAG 2019. @wmag Photography @michaelcreagh Styling @mickeyboooom Hair @amiraj6 Grooming @melangenyc
Had the immense pleasure of supporting the Apollo Theatre by being invited to their #Apollo85 Spring Gala. The Apollo is a corner stone of the African American experience, one that I have been so incredibly honored to be apart of. What a gift to bear witness to a true testament of: cultural legacy, black artistic excellence, & village building. I am so happy to call The Apollo, my home. // • Special thanks to my big #HU sister in the fight @kamilahf for her tireless work at the Apollo & unwavering support. // • Hat: @landerosnewyork Outfit: @chukscollinsofficial Boot: @calvinklein Grooming @nicky_pattillum 🖤
POSE is BACK | what are you expecting from this season?
“It's about being an artist of social change, making sure we are not just stepping into the status quo of what society and the industry wants to place on you. There are so many types of confounds and limits that the industry wants to place on you, especially as a black man, as hyper masculine and hyper fetishized. How we show up in culture and the consciousness of everyone and how we are commodified and showed after being taken from our motherland and being brought here... - Ryan Jamaal Swain, Flaunt Magazine 2019 // • • Photos x @jasonrowestudio Styling x @whathewears Grooming x @gianlucamandelli1 Manicure x @lacquerfetish Interview x @bjpandabear Shoot Assistant @iam__bwill // • In honor of season 2, I spoke to @flauntmagazine about how to show up for your life, also some cool stuff about SEASON 2!!!??? Check it out before the premiere in my bio. // • The incredible inspiration behind the styling was to call to the front my ancestor Prince Rogers Nelson. He will forever and always be one of my muses for artistic integrity and artistic excellence/wealth. Happy Belated #PurpleRain #malefashion #ryanjamaalswain #flauntmagazine #posefx #fashion #thombrowne #dior #landerosnewyork #prince #happypride #blackexcellence #folk #lgbtqia #stonewall