Dominique Jackson - Actress on FX Television Series, 'Pose'

7 p.m. Thursday, April 15

Part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture Series

Model, actress, author, advocate and activist Dominique Jackson is best known for her leading role of Elektra Abundance on the FX television series "Pose."

From fleeing persecution as a transgender woman in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago to starring in television hits, Jackson has seen it all. After experiencing homelessness and rejection from her own family, Jackson has used her success to shed light on the challenges transgender women like herself too often face. Jackson stars in "Pose", an FX television series about the African American and Latinx LGBTQ+ gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s and 1990s. For Jackson, her character is more than just someone she plays in front of the cameras, she said; she is a representation of what Jackson and many transgender women go through when they lose their families after coming out.