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Inspiring quotes by Dominique Jackson

The top 10 most inspiring quotes by Dominique Jackson

  • Ball culture saved my life, and many people don’t understand that. But the ballroom is where I found a chosen and proven family.
  • I did not realize how many people would not be happy with my success.
  • People have to realize that it is not OK to hurt another human being. And that is what we forget.
  • Writing about my life was a 13-year process where I had to face my demons as I wrote and take the time to understand them, then defeat them.
  • You’re actually putting someone down by saying that you don’t understand their culture, and hence it’s not normal. Perhaps some things we find ‘new’ were simply things we were ignorant of earlier.
  • Pride can never be just a month.
  • Don’t tell me what I need. Start looking at the people in front of you, appreciate the diversity in the community, and respect it. Don’t debate it.
  • You will not tell me that you accept me. You will not tell me that you tolerate me. That is not your power. I take that from you. You will respect me for who I am.
  • We all want to be normal, but it’s relative to individuality. My normal is not your normal.
  • We’re trying to humanize the trans community. It’s about showing us as normal, everyday human beings who just happen to be trans.

Dominique Jackson, born on March 20, 1975, is a prominent Guyanese-American actress, author, and model. Renowned for her groundbreaking role as Elektra Abundance on the FX television series “Pose,” Jackson has become a significant figure in the LGBTQ+ community and an advocate for transgender rights.

Growing up in poverty in Tobago, Dominique faced numerous challenges, including discrimination and homelessness. However, her resilience and determination led her to pursue a career in modeling. She moved to the United States at the age of 15, where she began her journey in the fashion industry.

Dominique’s career flourished as she graced the runways of major fashion capitals and appeared in various publications. However, her breakthrough came with her role in “Pose,” where she portrayed a fierce and complex transgender character, earning critical acclaim and numerous award nominations.

Beyond her acting career, Jackson is an outspoken advocate for transgender rights, using her platform to raise awareness and promote inclusivity. She has also authored a memoir, sharing her inspiring journey of overcoming adversity and embracing her identity.

Dominique Jackson continues to make waves in the entertainment industry, challenging stereotypes and championing diversity and acceptance. Her impact extends far beyond the screen, inspiring countless individuals around the world.

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