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Dominique Jackson, best known her leading role of Elektra Abundance on the FX television series Pose, shares her life's experiences and challenges and the achievements that have made her the woman she is today.

Facilitated by Michael Roberson Maasai Maison- Margiela, consultant on the FX television series, Pose.

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Co-curated by Brandon Hay (Black Daddies Club/Toronto), Twysted Miyake Mugler (Toronto), Michael Roberson Maasai Maison-Margiela (NYC).

Part of Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Enduring intolerance, discrimination and prejudice, Dominique Jackson left school and moved to New York City, where she became a member of the Ball Community, winning six crowns/titles while competing locally and nationally. A fashion model since 2000, she has been featured in titles including Paper Magazine, Get Out MagazineThe New York Times and Vogue. In 2014, Jackson released her autobiographical memoir, The Transsexual from Tobago (Revised). She has starred in Carla Pridgen’s Incongruence, Oxygen Network’s GLAAD Award-winning reality docu-series Strut and 2019 Golden Globe nominee Pose.

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Michael Roberson Maasai Masion-Margiela is a public health practitioner, advocate, activist, artist, curator and leader within the LGBTQ community, as well as an Adjunct Professor at The New School University/Lang College, NYC and Union Theological Seminary, NYC. He is an international art and politics consultant and a member of the international sound art collective entitled “Ultra-red,” as well as a consultant with Ryan Murphy Productions and Fox Studios, working with the writers and casting of a new television project about 1980’s NYC Ballroom and Club cultures.

I AM WOMAN - A conversation with Dominique Jackson


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