Trans Model Dominique Jackson Talks Childhood, Career And Getting Married On TV

Dominique Jackson is no wallflower. She’s been modeling for more than 20 years (with credits including Vogue España), and has had a dynamic life. That is to say: Dominique has seen it all. Her childhood was blemished with abuse and assault, but through the 13-year-long cleansing process of writing her autobiography, The Transsexual from Tobago, Dominique rose above the pain to be the self-possessed woman you’ve come to know on Oxygen’s Strut, a show about the first all-transgender modeling agency.

Now an LGBT and human rights activist as well as model, the Tobago born Dominique is full of wisdom. We spoke to her about her 18-year-relationship, the strains of balancing career and love, her tumultuous childhood, and what it meant to be one of the first-ever trans people to ever have a wedding ceremony on television.

You’ve been modeling for more than two decades. What unique challenges did you face

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