"As a woman, and as a lesbian, justice and society were not always on her side,'' Obama said of Jackson at a town hall meeting.
"But instead of remaining silent, she chose to speak out and started her own organization to advocate for women like her, and get them treatment and get them justice, and push back against stereotypes, and give them some sense of their own power.'' Jackson says Obama's words made a difference that an interview in the nation's leading newspaper could not.
mek up yuh face wen yuh deh pon mi dunnno who sang it either lolcoco do u kno dat song?
The industry and business are here, the commercial centers are here, and here people do not define themselves by the presence of tourists. The few white people on the streets are either white Jamaicans going about their daily business or a few adventurous tourists making a hasty pilgrimage to the Bob Marley Museum before getting out of Kingston as fast as they can. This Jamaica is self-assured and brash, this Jamaica is smart, this Jamaica is volatile, this Jamaica is filled with energy and uncertainty.Largie has been recognized for over three decades of service to the Jamaican Diaspora, and has received the Consul General's Heritage Award and the Community Service Award for Community Building Through Education and Empowerment.Wade started the Hope Wade Designs Fashion Company in 1991.After the attack on her, Jackson says, she had a choice: To turn inward, or to begin efforts that led to her group, Quality of Citizenship Jamaica."It has been my mission, my way of trying to triumph over that event, that experience — but also reclaiming something that was stolen from me," she says. She was turned to prostitution as a teenager and since exiting "the life" has become an advocate for others who have been sexually exploited.