We’re all looking for role models to inspire us and remind us that we’re not alone. We look to leaders and public figures and celebrities to remind us of what we could be and to empower us to be proud of who we are and where we come from. And 24-year-old Latinx actress, model, muse and icon Indya Moore is a role model we could all look up to and learn from.
Sure, Moore is talented and gorgeous. But she is so much moore than just a pretty face. Indya Moore is transgender and Latinx. She is a model and an actress. She is an activist and an icon. Her identity and her legacy go beyond any single label, and there are countless reasons to love and respect the star of FX’s hit show Pose. And while it’s hard to narrow down that list, we’ll try. Here are 10 reasons we’re obsessed with Indya Moore.
1She is a Proud Latinx American
While she was born in the Bronx and grew up in various boroughs through New York City, her mother is originally from Puerto Rico and her father from the Caribbean. And while she is proud of her Latinx roots, she also is very open and honest about how she doesn’t feel anyone needs to be identified as one ethnicity. Rather than identify solely as Latinx, she often talks about herself as Afro-Taína, connecting more to her indigenous ancestors rather than the Spanish colonizers who destroyed that culture. And culture and ancestry has always been very important to Moore. “Something that was very important to me: that my ancestors loved me. And that I am my ancestors’ dreams,” she has said.