Thanks so much for taking the time to learn more about me!
Hello, I’m Dominique!
Dominique (she/her/hers) is a disability advocate who created The Girl in The Pink Wheelchair. Her digital advocacy project has allowed women and young girls to unite, uplift one another, and find a connective solution through her platform.
Dominique envisions a future where individuals of all ages with disabilities no longer experience barriers to access or ableism (discrimination against an individual with a disability). She believes this is possible by engaging and educating through advocacy.
She created this platform at 17 in hopes to find community with fellow girls and women with disabilities like herself.
Advocating for the disability population— especially women, girls, and marginalized disability populations is her passion.
She proudly serves Maryland in these roles: Chairwoman of the Assistive Technology Loan Program Board of Directors of Maryland, a Commissioner for the Maryland Commission on Disabilities, and the Maryland Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders.
She serves as a Board Member for Salisbury Arts and Entertainment District, Sturgis One Room School Museum, and Italian Enclaves Historical Society.
Locally in Salisbury she is: a Kindness Commissioner for KIND SBY, a member of SBY Parks & Recreation, and a Commissioner for Wicomico Commission on Women. She also is a volunteer of the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee.
Dominique is an active community member by volunteering, loves reading, creative writing, adaptive crafting, and is a published writer.
In 2020, Dominique founded Delmarva Crafters to help with the mask shortage. The group supplied over 15K masks during COVID-19. It also helped organize holiday presents, items for the unsheltered and elderly, and more.
It remains the largest charity crafting club and craft circle for crafters in the area. It helps to promote the craft businesses of our crafting members. While also supplying much-needed items to our needy communities.
She is also the founder of Italo American Imagery. It’s the first accessible Italo-American digital archive. The project focuses on telling the stories of Italians and Italian Americans, historical enrichment, genealogy, and preservation of Italian and Italian Americans. She also created the Italian American Disability Alliance to foster a disability community for disabled Italian Americans and Italians abroad.