Photo by  Dana Damewood

Dominique is a musician and community advocate. He started writing songs in solitary confinement in prison when he was 21 years old and wondered how he would keep his mind from falling apart. It was like a dam breaking. Over 18 months he wrote 300 songs and thought that was the extent of that experience. Life had other plans for him, however. He released his first album in March of 2011 and has been on this journey ever since. Something that started as a form of survival has morphed into how he expresses, connects and evolves as a human being.

Dominique is a 2017 Young Black and Influential Award recipient for Advocacy, Greater Omaha Young Professionals' 2017 Change Maker Award recipient, 2016 NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient and 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Omahans nominee. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Queer People of Color Nebraska, President of Friends and Families Incarcerated in Nebraska and an award winning musician - chosen as the first to perform on the TEDX stage with his song "Stand Up" in 2016. By day he works as an Adolescent Health Educator at Charles Drew Health Center in Omaha, NE.