DOM BATTISTE

Another Friday means another badass lady to introduce. This week’s #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY is DOM BATTISTE. This woman is full of so much love and laughter, and she is constantly overflowing with positive energy. She is a powerful spirit with a heart of gold and she is a true creative artist who believes in honest expression. We admire Dom’s relentless determination to accomplish whatever she wants in her life, and her fiery nature makes her an unstoppable force in this world.

Dom’s talent is undeniable and in her short time that she’s lived in LA, she’s performed with some of the top artists in the game. She first started dancing with Zendaya, then she continued on to book the Janet Jackson UNBREAKABLE world tour in 2015. Now, Dom is currently touring with Janet on the STATE OF THE WORLD tour. She also performed on the BAD BOY tour in 2016 and shared the stage with P.Diddy, Faith Evans, 112, and Lil Kim. In addition to her work as a dancer, she's started her path as a music artist and released her first song “Woozy” and music video this year. We applaud her for having the courage to pursue this new creative endeavor and for being such a badass performer!

The best thing about this woman is how giving and generous she is. She's the kind of person who will put herself on the line for the people she loves, and she is undeniably loyal and supportive to all females around her. She is the definition of an empowered woman on a mission to shine light onto the rest of the world and we are so thankful a soul like hers exists on our planet. We love you Dom and we are so thankful you were able to answer our questions!

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

We absolutely love that you’re pursuing music and exploring new endeavors! Tell us about how it feels to step foot into new territory and explore other sides of yourself.

Stepping into this new territory feels totally like I am starting over. Just like how I learned how to dance is exactly like how I am learning to write my own music, to work with producers, and balancing an organized schedule, etc. It is also very exciting for me because I have so much support & love from those around me who truly see things in me that I may have trouble finding in myself honestly. Everything in life is a process and that is the beauty of starting at one point and continuing to rise above.

In your opinion, what are the three main ingredients for success?

The main 3 ingredients for success to me are…

1: INTEGRITY- never be anyone but yourself at all times or in any situation. Don’t let anybody convince you that you have to be anybody but yourself in order to get where you want to go. You have your own best interest at heart and you know YOU better than anyone.

2. PASSION - never lose sight of why you started doing something to begin with. Do things that continue to inspire you on the daily so that way, the things you create are always from the heart and genuine. Whatever it is that YOU do should make you feel something first & foremost because if you don’t feel it then why would anybody else?

3. FAITH - Whatever higher power you believe in is your driving force… the invisible warrior. The belief in yourself is also a HUGE part of being successful because without that you are giving up before you give yourself a fair shot at trying. Don’t get discouraged easily by the level of difficulty of anything you experience. Always know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE and KNOW that you will never face anything that you cannot handle. Continue to walk your path with your head held high, open mind, strong, focused, humbled, and willing to know that you will get through it all.

How do you stay inspired on a regular basis?

I stay inspired on a daily basis by reminding myself where it is that I come from and how far that I’ve come so far in life. The process is my favorite part because it builds character in everyone when they go through it. Always finding new ways to improve myself and knowing that there is so much more to absorb keeps me captivated. My inspiration also comes from those who truly support me every day. All those who take the time to reach out to me to speak how they feel about me or what I’ve done for them in their life keeps me motivated to strive for greatness all the time.

Who has helped you grow the most as a woman?

MY MOTHER! Hands down I owe that woman the world!! If it was not for her I wouldn’t be the woman I am today… she’s taught me any & everything that I pass on to other folks in anyway I can. She’s taught me to be selfless and has always kept me down to earth. I love the woman that my mother is and I aspire to be just like her if not even better when I get older.  She still to this day continues to remind me to learn from her mistakes so therefore I do not have to experience the things she’s been through. She has never painted this picture perfect life for me as I was growing up because she’s always worked her ass off for everything she’s got… and she wanted me to do the same!

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

My definition of a YGTGirl is a girl… WOMAN… who stands tall, strong, and proud at all times. She keeps her head held high to remind herself that nothing can tear her down. Nothing she wants to do is impossible! She is the type of person who uplifts EVERYONE & spreads nothing but vibrant positive energy to everyone she encounters. She isn’t afraid to fail, to make a mistake, or have flaws. She enjoys being put in uncomfortable situations because she knows her YOU GOT THIS GIRL mentality ;) will lead her to victory.