Interview with SLGirl: Dominique Harrison!
While browsing the Internet (like I typically do) looking for the latest and greatest in slacklining, I came across a really nice photo. (Shown below) It was of a female slackliner on the beach leaning back towards the water. The photo was taken by Jake Paul White and something about it really sparked my interest. Maybe it was the beach, or the slacklining, or the fact that the subject was female and I do run a slackline GIRLS website. Anyway, I decided to follow up and learn a little bit more about the Slackline Girl in the photograph. After emailing back and forth a few times Slackliner Dominique Harrison volunteered to answer a few questions in hopes to inspire other girls to get out there and give slacklining a try.
What is your name? Dominique Harrison
Age? 20 years old
Where are you from/live? Born in Scotland but grew up in Indonesia, Uganda and most recently Kenya, where I call home. I now go to university in Brighton.
When did you begin slacklining? December 2011
What is it that you most enjoy about slacklining? How addictive it is, and how a lot of it is in the mind as well as the body.
Do you do any other sports or what are your hobbies? Running, climbing, yoga, going on adventures, being outside. I’m slowly learning how to surf and kite surf.
Do you have any advice for someone reading this who may want to try slacklining? When was the last time you did something for the first time?
What is your favorite type of line? Right now I’m just practicing on a 2” trickline, but I really want to try longlining and highlining.
Tell us something about yourself. I secretly wanted to write something funny here, but then I remembered I wasn’t funny.
Thank you so much for giving us a look into your life and training. Is there any shout outs you would like to give or anything else you would like to say to the people reading this?
I guess I would like to say a massive thanks to Jake White for his constant encouragement and teaching me everything I know about slacking, and for putting up with my lame jokes in the process. He is a bit of an inspiration…but don’t tell him that, it will go straight to his head.