The “Without Barriers” campaign helps demonstrate what it means to go beyond barriers. To bring this to life, we enlisted new ambassadors for Spring/Summer 2021. Brianna Noble and Kyle Ng are breathing new life into the campaign that started in Fall/Winter 2020, “the new protagonists”; these two inject their positive approach to the world and help share how they transform adversity into opportunity.
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Brianna Noble, a horse rider and trainer that brings horsemanship to all which highlights her deep connection to the outdoors. For her bringing riding and horsemanship to people, like herself, historically excluded or priced out from equestrian sports embodies a life without barriers. She works mostly with beginners, which include children, she loves how children are nervous at first, but when they step up on the horse their face lights up. Naturally, she exclaimed “I can’t help but have my whole face light up too.”
Brianna not only runs Mulatto Meadows, but she is also an advocate for social justice to raise her voice and act up for change. Noble has been an advocate for social justice since her teen years and recently a photo depicting her fist in the air and a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter” went viral and landed her in The Guardian and a spot on ABC News.
Kyle Ng, founder and creative director of Brain Dead, Ng’s influences range from underground comics to African graphic design, and never misses the chance to go fishing weekly. He grew up in a diverse and multicultural part of the Bay Area and was drawn to subcultures like the punk scene where he felt equal among those in the community. This ethos of inclusivity and equality resonated with Ng and can be found in his designs: Brain Dead’s clothes have a clever way of feeling accessible without seeming basic.
Like Brianna Noble, Kyle also shares a love of acting up for change. One of his most important projects was with Dev Hynes on a Black Lives Matter T-shirt that in a span few a few days made $500,000 for charities. The slogan on the shirt read “If You Love Black Culture, Protect Black Lives,” which highlights culture as political and this fuels the creative direction for Brain Dead. Using his platform in fashion to speak out for racial justice, Kyle stays true to his core values and pushes his positive approach.