100 Women We Love 2011

The 100 Women We Love – out artists, elected officials, business leaders, athletes, community activists – are role models for us all. Many are up-and-coming movers and shakers; some are at the zenith of their careers. Some of their achievements change our world and, just as importantly, others improve the world’s perception of out women. They all strive tirelessly to increase our visibility and continue our incredible progress toward equality and justice.

We proudly present the class of 2011, in random order, so each gets her well-deserved turn in the spotlight.


Sini Anderson is a director, producer, storyteller and co-founder of the groundbreaking spoken-word/performance art collective Sister Spit. Recently, Anderson developed, directed and shot a book trailer for Melissa Febos’s memoir Whip Smart, for which she won the Best Short Documentary Award at the 2010 Fetish Film Festival; the book is currently being developed for TV. Her passion for documentary film-making, Anderson says, is inspired by “seeing the relief, inspiration and laughter that honesty can create. Honesty kicks carefulness in the ass, but it comes with a lot of risks…when it works it can create of lot of energy to move forward. When it doesn’t, I just try again.” Anderson is currently focusing on The Punk Singer, a feature documentary about musician and feminist activist Kathleen Hanna, which she hopes to finish by the end of 2011. –CM

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