100 Women We Love: Class of 2009

Once again, we celebrate our favorite out and proud women. As difficult as it is to narrow it down to just 100, this year’s eclectic list includes artists, athletes, club promoters, community organizers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, politicians and plaintiffs, who are making a difference in our world and the world at large.

Tania Katan

Tania Katan’s 2006 memoir, My One-Night Stand With Cancer, an amazingly sharp and humorous account of her fight with breast cancer, received a number of awards including
the prestigious Judy Grahn Award for Nonfiction from the Publishing Triangle. More recently, Katan has performed
her one-woman show Saving Tania’s Privates, based on her memoir, at a number of high profile venues such as the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Katan says she sees performing as a chance for a bigger conversation with her audience, “While writing My One Night Stand with Cancer, I felt like I was
having coffee with a good friend, talking about the boobs we’ve dated and the boobs we’ve lost; the book was my half of a dialogue. Now, through performing Saving Tania’s Privates,
I have the luxury of an energetic exchange, of hearing and
feeling the other half of this dialogue from the audience.” -CB

Remember, these are in no particular order because we love them all!