100 Women We Love 2016

Here’s to this year's class of the women who inspire us, give us hope, make us laugh and make us want to get up and dance. 

DOMINIQUE BUGGS (DOM)

Dominique Buggs, known as DOM, is Los Angeles-based recording artist and songwriter. She grew up in Mexico City, where she was born 21 years ago to a Mexican mother and afroamerican father. By age 18, she’d launched a music career and started building a fan base. After being ‘discovered,’ DOM was invited to work with world-renowned producers at F/H Block Music Studios in London, where artists and songwriters such as fellow LGBTQ stars Sam Smith and Angel Haze have made musical magic. DOM continued working on her original music, and her audiences grew so exponentially that when she released her first EP, she became the first Mexican to hit the UK pop charts. She now enjoys a large, loyal, worldwide fan base. “When people can relate to the stories and lyrics in my music, that’s the most rewarding aspect of my work,” she says. Currently, DOM is in the studio working hard with award-winning producers and preparing for the next phase of her career. –SLO