New collab: House of Sanaa x Unwanted Words

February 22, 2024

Introducing the new House of Sanaa x Unwanted Words collab line: “Decolonizing Gender” [OUT NOW!]

Get ready to embrace poetry like never before!✍️ 🌈

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our latest collaboration with House of Sanaa: #DecolonizingGender! This groundbreaking collection brings together the winning poems of the 2nd Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards, beautifully infused into a limited edition clothing line.

Starting today, you can dive into a world where fashion meets artistic expression. Each piece in this collection embodies the vibrant spirit of the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrates the power of intersectional voices. ✊✨

Join us in celebrating the brilliance of poets/spoken word artists Sunni Latin Barrow, Kevin Groen, Marc Alberto, Luka, Keanu, and Jowi Len, whose words now grace House of Sanaa’s clothing line with elegance and strength. 🌈✨

Check out the full collection at House of Sanaa’s website and step into a world where every garment tells a story, where every stitch holds the power of expression!

Poet of the Year: Sunni Latin Barrow (He/Him) @tha_rainx

Read the full poem here.

Honorable Mention – Poet of the Year: Kevin Groen (He/Him) @word.magician

Read the full poem here.

Best Queer Performance: Marc Alberto (They/Them)

Best Feminist Performance: Luka (She/Her) @fishy_in_the_percolator

Read the full poem here.

The BIPOC Voice Award: Keanu (They/Them) @keanu.neral

Read the full poem here.

The Public’s Choice Award: Jowi Len (She/Her) @mojojowi

Read the full poem here.

Luis Bracamontes, founder of Unwanted Words, modelling the Unwanted Words motto:

Read the full poem here.

What is Unwanted Words?

Unwanted Words is the first platform for emerging LGBTQIA+ Poets and Spoken Word artists in the Netherlands. Our goal as a platform is to create spaces where LGBTQIA+ talent can thrive and connect with like-minded communities.

We are on a mission to provide more options for safe(r) spaces and opportunities for queer connection and growth. We do this through our Queer Poetry Nights series, spoken word workshops, and most recently, our Queer & Feminist Poetry Anthology. We aim to promote and empower queer voices from an intersectional approach.

What is House of Sanaa?

House of Sanaa or House of Art, has slowly grown into the Afro-Streetwear brand in Rotterdam. 

Sanaa comes from the Swahili language, which is spoken throughout many African countries. It connects people from over 54 countries with each other, which is what House of Sanaa sees for the African Diaspora -and any Afro-Streetwear lovers- around the world.

They offer uni-sex clothing for men, women, and kids.