Future generations will benefit from our efforts. 

Devery Jacobs never saw herself on TV or in movies while she was growing up. Now, the 28-year-old actress is working toward a world where other kids—especially those that are queer and Indigenous like her—don’t have to experience the same lack of representation. 

“For me, choosing to be open about my life and who I am stems from the pride in that but also as a means to show girls on the rez who are growing up,” Jacobs exclusively told CelebHomes News on Nov. 8 in honor of our “Ones to Watch” series celebrating Indigenous heritage.

“It’s my hope that being open about who I am and living truthfully as myself, that it can encourage other queer Indigenous kids on the rez, off the rez, wherever they’ve grown up, to be their whole selves as well,” added Jacobs, who was born and raised in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory.

Jacobs, now an actor, has found her greatest fulfillment in Hulu’s latest project. Reservation Dogs