Trinidad-born, Toronto-based artist Kim Crosby is a queer survivor, multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, facilitator and educator who has plumbed society’s inequalities and transformed her experiences into potent tools for empowerment. Dazzlingly accomplished even at a young age, Crosby began her artistic journey at Canada’s Anitafrika Theatre and toured internationally with her one-woman play, Hands in My Cunt. Praise soon followed; Crosby has been recognized by Young Social Entrepreneurs of Canada as one of its Top 100 Changemakers, named one of 12 Cultural Champions by the City of Toronto, and lauded for her anti-racism activism by numerous groups. Today Crosby is a core member of T-Dot Renaissance, a collective of emerging artists of color; and a part of the nationally touring Les Blues group, an ensemble of black queer folks committed to decolonization through performance. She is the co-founder of The People Project, a movement of queer and trans folks of color toward empowerment through alternative education and activism; and the NYC-based Brown Grrlz Project of “femme of center” individuals. “It’s not our differences that separate us, it is our inability to embrace and respect difference,” Crosby affirms. “Freedom does not come at the expense of another group of people. We must fight for each other; it’s either all of us or none of us.”
Drum roll, please! We’re excited to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—our most diverse group of out entertainers, artists, athletes, activists, business principals and elected officials yet. Each of these women is a superstar in her own right. Their achievements and contributions shape our lives —and elevate us in the eyes of the world . They’re working to raise LGBT awareness, increase our visibility and quicken our progress toward a just society.
We are extremely proud to present the class of 2012. There are no rankings or numbers. They are all leaders.