Crissa Jackson | @crissa_ace | 6.6M followers | 30 years old | She / Her
Crissa Jackson is a basketball player, actor and model known for being the crowd favorite: the 13th female to play on the Harlem Globetrotters. When Crissa is not entertaining her millions of fans online with her elaborate basketball tricks and sketches, she is working on her non-profit, I Am Movement Inc.
What is your favorite place to create TikToks and why?
EVERYWHERE! Because I like to change scenery if possible and it gives an excuse or reason to travel or get out the house.
What's important about PRIDE to you and why?
Pride is being proud to be who you are and love who you love, regardless of all the hate you may or may not get from the world. It’s being able to come together worldwide and share the passion and strength of our own decisions and be proud together. And these moments may help others who are struggling with acceptance with themselves or others who have friends or family that are LGBTQIA+
What do you think it is about your TikTok platform that makes you unique?
The things I do with a basketball and how I incorporate it into trends and/or music. Etc. creating beats, dribble to a song beat, spin on everything. And I always try to stay positive and make people smile.
Why do you think self-expression is more important than ever?
It helps someone identify and under themselves. Enables them to have a voice without speaking.
What's something often misunderstood about you?
Basketball is all that I am about. I am so much more than basketball.
When do you feel powerful?
I feel powerful everyday because I have learned to love myself and gain control on my life and the decisions I make
What are three things that make you feel fortunate?
— having the platform that I have to be an inspiration and make a difference in people's lives.
— being a part of a community that accepts me for who I truly am
— not having to “work” a day in my life because what I do for “work” is something that I love to do and doesn’t seem like work