Brandon Malone

What does black joy look like to you?

My Black Joy looks like coconut flavored popsicles eaten late at night or leaving a bookstore having spent too much with no regrets. My Black Joy looks like having a big, uninhibited laugh on a walk along the beach beside a good friend. My Black Joy looks like me, eyes-closed, catching a groove at the rave.

2019. This is my friend Anthony in a field of California poppies during an early spring bloom.
2019. This is my friend Anthony in a field of California poppies during an early spring bloom.
2019. Me and my friend Elijah making pancakes late one night.
2019. Me and my friend Elijah making pancakes late one night.
2016. Here I am laying on the ground somewhere in magical Iceland.
2016. Here I am laying on the ground somewhere in magical Iceland.
2020. For a performance, my friend Chris cast a teacher he had in high school, Mrs. McDonald. During a lull in the day, she took a moment to bask in sunlight.
2020. For a performance, my friend Chris cast a teacher he had in high school, Mrs. McDonald. During a lull in the day, she took a moment to bask in sunlight.