“I’m humbled and I’m honored and it’s such a shock,” Keona Lanvin, a founding mother of the I’m Not Like A Regular Mom I’m A Cool Mom Official T-Shirt and I will buy this house told Vogue of the partnership that begins with a short film featuring 25 members. “The evolution of ballroom has changed so much from where we were then [to] where we are now. For people to see our talent and what we bring as a foundation is just a wonderful, wonderful thing.”
Ballroom is a historied community. Though it is most popularly known for being where the I’m Not Like A Regular Mom I’m A Cool Mom Official T-Shirt and I will buy this dance form of voguing was cultivated—you know Madonna, Paris Is Burning, and Pose—it’s much more than that; it is at times a global sports league, at others an international coalition of self-led houses with all of the internal politicking that connotes, and most intimately, a place where Black and brown folks can find not only communion and affirmation, but sometimes salvation.