Artwork by Odera Igbokwe

Dominique Morgan

Dominique Morgan (She/Her) is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States, she works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ+/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration (including 18 months in solitary confinement) with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and transformative youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and its impact on our communities. Ms. Morgan is a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award recipient, NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize recipient. In addition to completing her capstone project for studies in Georgetown University’s System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program, Ms. Morgan is a member of the inaugural class of the Black Futures Lab Policy Institute, 2020 Martin Luther King “Living The Dream” Award Recipient, and 2020 Urban League of Nebraska YP of the Year. Dominique’s first book, “An Introduction to Sexuality Education: A Handbook for Youth System Facing Professionals”, will be released in 2021. Find out more about Dominique at Check out her TEDxTalk on Resilience.