Dominique Jackson Quotes
Ball culture saved my life, and many people don't understand that. But ballroom is where I found chosen and proven family.
Being on 'Pose' for me has now allowed me to realize how important my culture is. It's made me realize how important the struggles that everyone has gone through are, and now we are able to tell that story.
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.
I did not realize how many people would not be happy with my success.
We live in this realm where things exist but we pretend they don't exist, so that makes them, you know, nonexistent.
My childhood had extremely difficult moments and some trauma but there were also amazing moments and times of pure happiness.
Don't tell me what I need. Start looking at the people in front of you, appreciate the diversity in the community, respect it. Don't debate it.
We celebrate pride every day of the year - whether it's black pride, whether LGBTQIA + pride, whether it's the pride of being a woman, whether it's the pride of being a mother, we should be proud of who we are each and every day.
Trans people have been repeatedly told that we don't have the right to live. And Black people have been told that by our slave masters and continue to be told that by society. We have, generationally, bled this kind of hatred.
Mr. Murphy is really, really amazing. I have admired him from the time that I saw the first season of 'American Horror Story.' I watched 'Glee,' but once I saw 'American Horror Story,' I was like: 'I'm working for him.'
I learned that there is an inner strength that blossoms when one cleanses themselves by processing and attempting to comprehend their situation and/or experience. Writing became my therapy!
Once you start crossing over and displaying feminine ways, you're a target. It's sad, it's humiliating, and it's confusing.
In the realness categories, what happens is you walk and your peers judge you, because if you're not able to walk amongst your peers and pass as being cis male or cis female, then it's obvious that you haven't done enough work. They wanted you to be able to go outside and come back home safely.
It's been a long road of self-transformation for me, and I'm so grateful for the care I received at NYU Langone with Dr. Rachel Bluebond-Langer, one of the best transgender surgery specialists in the country.
My faith is my faith, and I cannot allow anyone to take that from me.
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