20 Reasons Dominique Jackson Is Actually A Goddess On The Earth

    Living authentically and inspiring us on the way.

    As take-no-prisoners Elektra in Pose, Dominique Jackson might have us shaking in our boots...but in reality she's a beam of light who likes to reminds us all of our beauty and worth.

    She's a boss on the show and in real life, too, but with a (much) softer side. We're lucky to have her, which she proves with wise Dominique-isms that include:

    Elektra in a cropped jacket with massive puffed shoulders and a giant bow behind, in a cage-like cutout skirt and a tall, updo wig with curls, on the ballroom floor

    1. Delivering self-love and empowerment affirmations to grow by.

    2. Advocating for trans people with simple truths everyone can understand.

    3. Standing boldly and honestly, so that others are inspired to do the same.

    4. Advocating for the strength and equality of women.

    WOMEN STANDING UP TO BULLS#!% 🥰🥰🥰🥰 HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY WE CAN DO AND BE WHAT AND WHO WE DESIRE TO BE ! WE ARE DESERVING OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND FAIR! #INMYTRUTH

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    5. Reminding us that we are each beautiful just as we are.

    6. Celebrating the power of a "chosen family."

    7. Stepping into big-deal issues fearlessly, for the benefit of her community and beyond.

    8. Believing in the healing power of Mother Nature.

    9. Recognizing that boredom is a bore, and we don't have to take it!

    So after I did the bored in the house I realized I had to make the best of things so I found the hottest track out @theestallion and got these old bones moving! #StayAtHomeAndStaySafe #AloneTogether

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    (Also, that dancing always lifts the spirits.)

    10. Reminding us that taking time to celebrate is good for the soul.

    11. Promoting trans visibility with joy and love on Pose and beyond.

    Dominique Jackson with beaded hair braids tied back, smiling during an interview with the Human Rights Campaign.

    12. Delivering Elektra's harshest truths like she's talking about the weather.

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    13. This one too.

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    14. When she was afraid Elektra's bitchiness would make people hate her.

    Elektra in satin dress and robe with long bauble earrings, holding a drink and looking very no nonsense

    15. The way she can own a room like no. one. else.

    16. Being a fan of the Saints.

    17. Showing that even the most superhuman-seeming person is susceptible to burnout, and that self-care is necessary for being your best!

    18. Championing the idea that we're all big kids who can snuggle stuffies if we want to.

    19. Going on House Hunters with her fiancé.

    Dominique Jackson with long, straight hair sitting on a couch smiling with her fiancé, Edwin, a man with hair pulled back into a curly ponytail, shaved on the sides, and goatee, smiling

    20. Not shying away from a serious subject like suicide prevention, and reminding us that we are each worthy of love and life.

    You can give Dominique some internet kisses on TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter, and if you've been inspired by her (or Elektra!), let us know in the comments!

    Elektra in a glamorous, one-shoulder gown and styled updo, wearing long earrings, holding a microphone and clapping